Monday, March 06, 2023

Philip Smyth was pleased when one of his ewes produced live quad lambs on his farm at The Plains, Boyle. Pic. Gerry Faughnan

After 30 years of sheep farming, one  County Roscommon farmer got a lovely surprise when the first ever quadruplet lambs were born on his farm.

Philp Smyth, The Plains, Boyle welcomed the lambs two weeks ago and all four along with their mother are doing very well.

The current lambing season has delivered more than 70 lambs on Philip’s farm to date.  A lot of twin lambs have been born among that flock, which is not unusual but he is clearly delighted with the quadruplets which appeared among the new arrivals.

“I’ve been lambing a 100 sheep a year for the last thirty years but I have never had a live set of quadruplets before now. It’s a nice boost and certainly a once in a blue moon experience,” he said.

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