Definition of lambing in English:

lambing

noun

mass noun
  • The birth of lambs on a farm.

    ‘lambing begins in mid January’
    • ‘Even in a small flock like ours, where the ewes have access to pasture year round and give birth to their lambs on clean straw, the risk of disease around lambing time is a constant nemesis.’
    • ‘The Ministry of Agriculture and The Journal of Applied Ecology, UK both agree that in studies of upland lambing, lamb losses were unaffected by the presence of foxes.’
    • ‘Her husband Ian is manhandling sheep through wire fences for crutch shearing, ahead of lambing.’
    • ‘They should avoid contact with clothing, boots and utensils, which have come into contact with sheep at lambing, with newborn lambs, with aborted lambs or the afterbirth.’
    • ‘They come for the beauty and the peace and quiet; and still like to watch lambing and calving when possible.’
    • ‘They said they would like to visit a farm, especially during lambing, to get up close to some of the animals.’
    • ‘After years of cold winters and late, wet springs he delayed lambing by a few weeks.’
    • ‘This book is a revised edition that provides practical guidance and information on aspects of lambing and lamb care.’
    • ‘This eases the pressure on labour and reduces the demand for space at lambing in his sheep shed.’
    • ‘It is the first show of the season and I think everybody is ready for getting to a show after lambing, and it's nice to get out and meet people.’
    • ‘Orton-based Tony Hull, of Eden Media, who did Orton's millennium video, took out his camera in all weathers to capture such rites of passage as lambing, shearing and horn burning.’
    • ‘The good farmer who fed his ewes well before lambing rarely complained of foxes.’
    • ‘Ewes heavy in lamb become very quiet, and near lambing are more vigilant and graze less.’
    • ‘Pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep and lambs during the lambing season.’
    • ‘Anne Booth, who farms near Settle, is barely a quarter way through lambing but already has lost a number of healthy lambs to foxes, crows and, for the first time this year, badgers, which she believes have killed four lambs.’
    • ‘Last week, I reported that a lady had been arrested because her Pyrenean mountain dogs had been worrying Owd Tom's ewes, a capital offence in the countryside with lambing about to start.’
    • ‘Landowners can apply for restriction orders for 28 days over the year to keep walkers out of their fields at sensitive times like lambing.’
    • ‘It is the season for lambing and sheep owners in the area are very worried as there have been a few small incidents already and they are hoping this will not happen again.’
    • ‘Out in freezing rain before dawn, out on winter nights for lambing and calving, hill farmers get back injuries, arthritis and lung disease.’
    • ‘This will allow farmers to shift animals from rented grazing land to pasture nearer home to supervise lambing or calving or turn out animals onto summer pasture from overcrowded steadings.’

Pronunciation

lambing

/ˈlamɪŋ/