Equipments - How It Can Help The Sheep Owner to Manage the
While working hands-on is
the only way to achieve the optimum results. But that
doesn't mean that he or she does it with his or her own
bare hands. That's why sheep owners must purchase their
very own sheep handling equipments to manage the flock
A halter is among the most basic of sheep handling
equipments. It is attached to the head of a sheep
usually behind the ears and above the muzzle. The halter
is used for leading, training and tying up the sheep.
Sheep halters can be made of leather or rope in nylon or
Moving the sheep may be a daunting task. That is why
several sheep handling equipments and facilities are
designed to organize the flock.
The gathering pen is another area where the sheep, all
types even the small ones are collected from the
pasture. While it is enclosed, it should be large and
spacious enough to contain all the flock. After staying
in the gathering pen, the sheep are now ushered towards
the crowding pen.
The crowding pen leads to the chute or the raceway. The
crowding pen is used to sort out the animals from the
flock coming from the gathering pen. Small lambs or even
pregnant ewes can be distinguished from the rest of the
flock once they enter the crowding pen. The crowding pen
should be round or four-cornered, but triangular pens
are not encouraged as some sheep have the tendency to
get stuck at the corner.
Here the equipments like coral and cradle come into
play. The coral is used to stabilize a sheep in one
area. The cradle is used to keep the sheep from walking
around so that they can be checked for disease,
vaccinated or checked for pregnancies.
The chute is a raceway for sheep. This is a narrow
passageway held on its side with ropes or transparent
fence. It should be narrow enough to fit one sheep.
Chutes belong to the most important sheep handling
equipments. It enables the flock to walk in a single
file as if in a queue. This equipment is important
especially when giving vaccines to each sheep to make
sure that each and every sheep are covered and
monitored. A chute can be very long that's why it can be
separated by transparent gates. However it is important
that the end of the chute is not blocked, as the sheep
tend to panic when it approaches a blocked passageway,
and might cause stress to the whole flock
The chute further leads to gates that select which sheep
will be further lead to holding pens or back to grazing.
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