Pet owners are well aware that keeping and caring for a pet requires a host of large and small responsibilities. They cannot be forgotten or postponed, they cannot be neglected. All this is true not only for indoor inhabitants - cats or parrots, but also for the inhabitants of the free space - rams, the cultivation of which is also associated with some mandatory procedures.
It is necessary
- - pasture;
- - corral.
Prepare a place of residence for the rams: Sheep should be able to hide in the paddock if the weather is raging outside. For a small herd, a standard barn is sufficient. Please note that it must be located on a hill. You have to clean up after your "pets". Make sure that the process of removing manure from the pen is not unnecessarily time-consuming. Choose an exit site based on the direction of the prevailing winds in your area: the sheep should be protected from them by walls. Consider also the need to provide the rams with water: the barn should be in close proximity to the source of moisture.
Take care of the availability of pasture. Its value will depend on the number of rams you plan to raise. It is believed that to feed one sheep, as well as its offspring, it is necessary to allocate a plot of 1 hectare.
Buy rams only after making sure that the seller has all the necessary certificates. Better if it is a special farm or farm. Make sure you get as much information as possible about the animal care principles that are followed in this place - this will be useful to you in the future.
Decide what responsibilities you can handle on your own, and for which you will have to hire employees. Caring for and raising rams involves the need to graze them, which requires a shepherd; milking, for which the milkmaid is responsible; medical examinations performed by the doctor; as well as haircuts - this business is also handled by specialists.