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Sheep husbandry can be an interesting and rewarding activity but before starting to work with or buy sheep ask yourself if you are prepared to spend the time and effort to care for them.
Sheep cannot be placed in a paddock and forgotten. The sheep, along with their water, feed and fences must be inspected regularly. If you do not live on the farm, or visit it only infrequently, make sure there is a responsible person available who is willing to inspect and manage the sheep on your behalf.
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Sheep, Sheep diseases, Sheep farming, Sheep breeding, Western Australia
Sheep and Goat Science
Croker, K, and Butler, R. (2009), Getting into sheep an introductory guide to sheep management. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4764.