Shelter and environment


 In cold climates, sheep may need shelter if they are freshly shorn or have baby lambs. Freshly shorn hoggets can be very susceptible to wet, windy weather and can quickly succumb to exposure. Sheep have to be kept dry for one to two days before shearing so that the fleece is dry enough to be pressed and to protect the health of the shearers.

Last modified: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 7:25 AM