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The Modern Shepherd: How to Use the Internet in Sheep Rearing

The internet has infiltrated every single area of modern-day life and that includes rural lifestyles such as sheep farming. Whereas many people’s impression of farm life is one of isolation, tradition and ancient technology, for farmers the reality is very different. In order to make the farming life a profitable one, farmers have always had to implement the very latest in appropriate technology. So, the idea of rural sheep rearing and the...

Essential Information for Sheep Breeding Part 2

Under perfect circumstances an ewe is fertile throughout the year. But much like with a human, greater care must be taken of nutrition and health. First, make sure that the pregnant ewe is not under any undue amount of stress. If you have an overexcited dog doing the shepherding, you might want to limit the ewe’s exposure to it. Food should be of the highest possible quality, as well as water, which should always be clean - the latter point...

Essential Information for Sheep Breeding Part 1

Essential Information for Sheep Breeding Sheep farming, as any other farming really, is a messy affair. And there is perhaps nothing more messy than breeding the animals you farm. Being vigilant and strategic about every step of the process is essential, not only for the achieving of the desired result, but for preventing tragic accidents or loss due to error. It’s important to check with yourself as to the goals you’re actually trying to...

How to Choose a Sheepdog Part 2

How to Choose a Sheepdog Another clear advantage of a puppy is the bond you form with it early on. Training a sheepdog is not complex from the standpoint of the end result you’re trying to achieve. You’re looking to train an obedient animal who will be able to wrangle the flock in an effective way and fast, without it being too aggressive and stressing the sheep unnecessarily. Any well-trained sheep dog will be able to perform this task....
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