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What do sheep do during the day ?

Besides playing card games, the sheep do not have a particularly busy schedule. They take advantage of large green spaces where they can graze freely and enjoy the plains and mountains. When night falls, and if the weather allows it, the sheep, ewes and lambs can spend the night outside. But if it is cold, rainy or windy, they will return home warm and ready to enjoy the open spaces the next day.

Why are there sheep in the mountains?

Sheep breeding in the mountains is sheep breeding with, let's say...a little more height. In reality in some mountainous landscapes, man and flock have adapted to the land to maintain it in a better way. Some places are not easily accessible. Sheep help to maintain these landscapes and protect the soil against floods and erosion, thus limiting fires in summer.

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Why is sheep farming beneficial?

There are so many positive points to sheep farming, but if only three were to be retained, they would be biodiversity, landscape maintenance and the development of an economic activity. Sheep farming naturally participates in the balance of its environment by promoting the development of an ecosystem, fauna and flora, and we benefit from it too! The shepherds who settle down will create jobs and a social life around the region, thus developing the local economy!

What does a sheep eat ?

Grass plays an important role in sheep's diet. Sheep eat "green fodder" directly grazed by the animals during the summer months. Grass, alfalfa, and rapeseed, for example, is supplemented by other fodder harvested and preserved for consumption during the winter, such as hay or straw.

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Why shear the sheep?

Shearing isn't only to make them look a little more presentable at their job interview, it's mainly for their well-being. They are cleaner and lighter, which stimulates the appetite of young ewes and lambs. You also get rid of a lot of parasites and eliminate the risk of infections and certain diseases. Shearing also gives certain advantages to the breeder, it allows him to better diagnose the animals' (apostrophe after the s if it is many animals' health) state of health and to better care for it. Not to mention that it saves more space in the sheep pen too.

What is the wool of sheep used for?

When it is not used to form fluffy clouds, sheep's wool is used to make us clothes with divine comfort. Its delicate and fine fibers make it a particularly pleasant material to wear or to touch. An ideal garment to feel like you live under your favourite blanket all day long. Wool is also used to make insulation much more natural and environmentally friendly. Most if not all wool is reuseable and will keep you warm all winter long, whether you’re wearing a sweater, or up in the attic of your house.

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