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Illini SheepNet -The Online Resource for the Sheep Industry
A youth project involving sheep can be a wonderful experience for a young person as well as their family. The project teaches that dedication and hard work is rewarded. Having an understanding of sheep behavior can greatly add to the success of the project by allowing the young person and their family to realize that the sheep reacts the way it does because of instinct. By accepting these instincts and using them to your advantage a great deal of stress both to the animal and the people can be avoided. Lets look briefly at some basic facts about sheep.
SHEEP ARE NOT STUPID
SHEEP WILL RUN FROM WHAT FRIGHTENS THEM
SHEEP ARE GREGARIOUS
SHEEP WILL FOLLOW EACH OTHER
SHEEP WILL MOVE TOWARD ANOTHER SHEEP OR FRIEND
SHEEP MAINTAIN A FLIGHT DISTANCE BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND OTHERS
by Viktor Reinhardt and Annie Reinhardt - Animal Welfare Institute
... With knowledge of sheep behavior, patience, and gentleness, the inherent fear of
the human "predator" can easily be overcome and a relationship between sheep ...
By Sheep Workgroup -University of California Cooperative Extension
... Sheep lack aggressive behavior and are nearly defenseless to predators. ... Effects of handling and transportation on the heart rate and behavior of sheep. ...
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