Assistance setting up for sheep

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Assistance setting up for sheep

G'day Team,

We have just organised the purchase of two, Dorper ewes just short of two years old and three six month old Dorper ewes. The two year olds will spend the next six weeks with a Dorper ram and hopefully will come successfully joined. A Dorper ram may accompany them; this will be discussed at pick up. We expect to sell off or eat the progeny to maintain 5 breeders and a ram. Therefore we will be holding a maximum of five ewes and ten lambs during the spring. May look to improve the herd genetics down the track but that is a way off at the moment.  I have a couple of weeks to convert cattle fence to sheep fence and design and develop a handling system. No need to go over the top on the handling facilities for such a small mob; however, I certainly don't want to make life difficult for the sheep or myself either. Any thoughts on a successful layout for a small (7 acre) farm? Any other tips for new players in the sheep game?

Cheers and Beers

Jolls

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Assistance setting up for sheep (Answer: charlie)
Last seen: 03/08/2018 - 21:05
Joined: 09/23/2011 - 16:27
Assistance setting up for sheep (Answer: jolls)

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