Why it’s so im­por­tant to check sheep twice a day

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Down On The Farm -

Sheep which are too fat or have too much wool are prone to get­ting ‘cast’, which is when they ac­ci­den­tally roll over onto their backs. Their short, thin legs aren't heavy enough for them to roll back over to stand up. A sheep will die in that po­si­tion if left too long which is why it’s im­por­tant to check your sheep first thing in the morn­ing, and late in the day, be­fore it gets dark.

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