SheepGuide Available Now

We've put together some great helpful guides around all things sheep.

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The good shepard who outsources some of the work

Electric shears and hand clippers are available for do-it-yourself types but after falling off horses once too often, Karen turned to Tony – one of the mobile sheep shearers that service small block owners.

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Sheep are popular on lifestyle farms because they are small and relatively easy to handle and the barriers to entry are small – you can start with one or two bottle-fed orphan lambs and build up from there. They can make use of small areas not suitable for other stock, so you can even justify keeping a ram for a relatively small flock and their grazing habit and worm risk complements cattle well.

Read about our toptips for rearing lambs 

Plan 365
Plan 365

Plan 365 is a technical guide aimed at helping shareholders learn about best practice and the latest advancements in rural technology. We have a range of articles that will help you with all your farming needs all year round.

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Lifestyle Guide

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