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What do sheep do during the day ?

Between card games and gossiping with friends, sheep do not have a hectic schedule. Taking advantage of large green expanses, grazing, and enjoying their environment is mostly the day-to-day agenda of a sheep’s life. They will generally sleep undercover, but weather permitting, they often sleep in the open through warmer summer evenings.

Why are there sheep in the mountains?

Sheep breeding in higher altitude areas goes hand-in-hand with breeders finding alternate options for maintaining landscapes, protecting soil against flood and erosion, and limiting bushfire risk. As higher altitude areas – namely in the mountains – can be inaccessible for modern farming techniques, sheep in these areas operate where traditional farming techniques can’t.

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Why is sheep farming beneficial?

The three critical reasons for sheep farming include biodiversity, landscape maintenance and stimulating economic activity. Sheep farming operates alongside the environment in promoting the healthy development of fauna, flora and maintaining the ecosystem. Farmers benefit too, from employment, which then boosts local economies!

What does a sheep eat ?

When not too busy dining on a full English breakfast, it is generally grass that forms the majority of a sheep’s diet – or ‘green fodder’. This refers to the grasses, alfalfa and seeds found in their natural environment, and comes alongside food harvested primarily for the sheep – including hay and straw.

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Why shear the sheep?

Usually, sheep will be shorn before a job interview, making them look a little more presentable. It’s also for their well-being. They will be cleaner, lighter and can help stimulate the appetite of younger ewes and lambs. It also serves well in reducing the chance of parasites, infections and fleece-born infections. Farmers will also have a greater understanding of the health of their sheep.

What is the wool of sheep used for?

While most of it will be used for clouds in the sky, the remaining wool is used to create comfortable clothes you and I wear. With soft, delicate, insulating fibres, they make garments ideal for both summer and winter.

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