Activities such as mustering, transportation and prolonged yarding should be avoided in periods of extreme temperature. Newly-shorn sheep may require shade to prevent sunburn.
Where planning to move stock for grazing from a drought-stricken farm, only fit and healthy animals should be selected for travel. Matters that must be taken into account are body condition, clinical evidence of disease or parasitism, and injuries or other physical defects.
Animals must be able to stand and bear weight on all limbs and be fit enough to be able to withstand the journey without suffering unnecessary pain, suffering or distress.