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Gathering the flock

Field with lambs
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Best practice to control footrot
and scald in sheep

Gathering

Minimise
  • Group sizes
  • Number of gathering times through the year
  • Length of time sheep are gathered
Site
  • Surface should be clean and hard - no loose stones or damage.
    Clean the surface between groups and between gatherings.
  • Good race movement and sorting facilities.
    Ideally use a portable gathering race in the field.