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Introduction

This unit will provide a comprehensive understanding of how to handle and restrain sheep correctly, as well as how to check the age of the sheep. Before learning how to restrain sheep, the flight zone of sheep will be explained. Body condition scoring and drenching sheep will also be explained, as they are very important for the welfare of sheep.

Safety

It is important to wear steel-capped boots to prevent injury while handling sheep.

Skills

  • Understanding the flight zone of the sheep
  • Restrain sheep (tipping sheep) and restrain sheep using harness
  • Assess age of sheep
  • Drenching sheep and the importance of drenching
  • Assessing body condition score of the sheep