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Sheep Journal

Posted 10/10/2013 2:22pm by Eugene Wyatt.

The sheep are ready to breed. Sheep are phototropically sexual; when the day begins to shorten they want one another. A ewe ovulates for a day and she seeks out a ram; she stands close to him, if he moves North, so does she, if he stops, so does she...sheep dance in courtship.

To separate the groups we installed a 2nd 34" high electric net fence 40" from the first so that if a sheep would try to jump the first they would be sure of landing on the second. Sheep are smart, they don't jump. Having the ram and ewe groups next to one another gets them ready to breed and they will on the 23rd of this month when we combine the groups.