Crutch Sheep using simple tools to prevent fly strike. A shearer demonstrates using hand shears
Small holders and hobby famers need to take the welfare of their livestock seriously. One of the most important skills in sheep husbandry is crutching. Done correctly and at the right time, crutching can prevent fly strike and ensure the welfare of your sheep. John Gilligan, a shearer and property maintenance contractor takes us through the process step by step using simple and cheap tools everyone can use easily. We also discuss the timing and routine of crutching in the seasonal cycle of your farm.
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