MANAGING SHEEP IN DROUGHTLOTS

The information in this publication aims to highlight the purpose, benefits and experiences of sheep producers managing sheep in confined areas during drought. The practice is commonly referred to under one of the following terms; feedlot, sacrifice area, containment area or droughtlot. Of these terms droughtlot is preferred because it is the most descriptive and has least emotive connotations. Droughtlot refers to the maintenance feeding of sheep in confined areas, primarily in order to minimize pasture and related environmental degradation.

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