Round Barn Merinos is a sheep farming technique based on the geese found in New Zealand. The results speak for themselves, and it is now being implemented worldwide as a safety net, providing excellent sheep herding results for thousands of sheep farmers who were previously paying high costs for expensive machinery.
For many years many sheep farmers have been keeping sheep in a barn. This was a necessity for many of them and they only had limited time to work with their animals. When considering their options to keep their animals out of harm’s way, it was an easy decision for them to purchase expensive equipment.
Sheep are very friendly animals. However, when you add the cost of running the expensive equipment it is not an easy choice to put up with. In fact, it is a very good investment to purchase an efficient solution to keep the animals safe and healthy, without spending a fortune in the process.
Sheep are very unpredictable when it comes to behavior. They may appear to be calm one moment, and aggressive the next. So when your animals are loose around the farm, it is easy to be overcome by the sight of them and run to protect them from any possible danger.
One area of concern for the sheep that many sheep farmers didn’t consider when keeping their sheep was the possibility of their sheep becoming aggressive. Some sheep that had escaped their environment can cause a lot of destruction and disturbance. They may wander into the property uninvited, or they may invade the property they once lived in and may destroy all the belongings inside.
Aggressive sheep do have the potential to hurt your animals and/or you. While there is no guarantee that your sheep will become aggressive, there is also no guarantee that they won’t. There are signs to look for, signs that could indicate that the animals may become aggressive.
Aggressive sheep can show aggression in the form of moving towards you, or towards other sheep. They may also jump into your field. If they are having a hard time seeing a flock of sheep or livestock, they can be very vocal about their displeasure.
Aggressive sheep that are running after you may not necessarily be aggressive. They may be moving towards their flock or perhaps even thinking of joining the flock. A dog or cat in their flock may also be a warning sign. They are starting to feel threatened and in their instinctive state they try to find another flock to join.
Another sign that it may be a serious problem is if you can’t find a flock to join. While most of these sheep are naturally quite social and easily adaptable to various environments, if you don’t see any of the flock, then this may be a big warning sign. However, this should never be the case if there are signs that the sheep are looking for a new flock to join.
When they come across a flock, when your sheep become aggressive, you will know. You may hear the flock fighting or see sheep running into each other and then in towards you. You might also hear screams coming from your sheep.
Sometimes the alarms might be raised if the sheep have been in a fight. The sound of sheep yelping could be an indication that the sheep are under attack. These signs are not always immediately clear to the untrained eye, but they are there, and if you are lucky enough to have a trained operator to keep track of the flock, the farmer will tell you what is going on.
An operator that is familiar with your livestock will be able to determine if something is out of the ordinary and is in need of attention. From the comforts of your home you can listen to the sounds and understand what is happening, and report back to the farmer.