Winter Sheep Care

By Mary Gessert, DVM

We’re having a lovely warm autumn here in Wisconsin. November is usually one of my least favorite months with cold, wind and wet weather making work outside miserable. We’re getting a reprieve this year, though. I moved the electronet yesterday and didn’t have to drill any post holes. The hoses aren’t even frozen yet. However, as soon as I send off this article no doubt all will change. In most of the sheep raising parts of the country, winters are cold and snowy. While this may be a problem for shepherds, the sheep tolerate winter conditions quite well. There is no need to house wooled sheep indoors during the cold winter months. I repeat, there is no need to house wooled sheep indoors during the winter!

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