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Four Nippled Sheep…

OK, enough NZ stories for a bit… but I couldn’t resist this one from El Reg

New Zealand scientists plan to tackle the thorny problem of ewes producing more lambs than they have nipples to accommodate, by simply upping mum’s teat-count, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Apparently, NZ’s ovine population has become more fertile over the past 10 years and females often drop triplets. AgResearch Invermay scientist George Davis solemnly explained: “A triplet, if he is the runt of the litter, is usually doomed.”

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