The FF Backbenchers need to Grow Balls like Rambo the Ram, and get Martin the Lame Duck Plugged out, along with the Wicklow Ewe Donnelly? Vaccine Nightmare shortages and reticent Irish Government not wanting to make demands that go outside the EU allocation of vaccines. 10-12 million vaccines would mean Ireland, a small open economy, would be like the UK with herd immunities of 80% and would be in a position to once more open up our economy from the vile lockdowns that have left us borrowing inordinate amounts of funds. People need Leadership in this Pandemic, come on Rambo?

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Rambo’ ram: Male sheep fathers sextuplets, six triplets and 30 twin lambs

The Blue Texal ram on the Teahan family farm in
              Longwood, Co Meath. Photo: Barry Cronin

The Blue Texal ram on the Teahan family farm in Longwood, Co Meath. Photo: Barry Cronin

Fred Bassett Updates.

March 10 2021 02:30 AM


A ‘super’ ram who fathered rare sextuplets has also produced six sets of triplets and 30 sets of twin lambs so far this year.

The Blue Texel ram has left the Teahan family in Longwood, Co Meath, bewildered as he only produced single lambs in the first year he came to the farm in 2019.

So far this year, the ram has been responsible for the rare sextuplets as well as six sets of triplets and thirty sets of twins – with more ewes due to lamb in the coming weeks. “I don’t know what happened to him this year at all,” said Timmy Teahan, who helps farm with his parents Gerry and Brigid.

“We got him in 2019 but he only produced single lambs in 2020. But this year is a different story. I don’t think anyone has heard of sextuplet lambs around here in many years.

“But as well as the sextuplets, we have six sets of triplets and about 30 sets of twins. We have about 16 more ewes to lamb in the coming weeks and we don’t really bother scanning them so there may be more surprises ahead.

“The last ram we had was called Curtis so I suppose maybe we should name this one too as we will definitely be holding onto him now for a few more years.

“I think Rambo might suit him,” said the 15-year-old who helped deliver the sextuplets in between homeschooling lessons.

Unfortunately, one of the sextuplets has died since they were born three weeks ago, but the remaining five are thriving, two of which have been adopted onto other sheep for food and one is being fed on a bottle.

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