The Husbandry section of SSI contains practical information on
raising Shetland Sheep. You will find articles, pictures and
references to books and links should you like to do more
research. Click on the links below to explore topics of
interest. The Search Tool can help you find info on topics too.
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MANAGEMENT provides information including handling and training, dealing with
breeding season and rams, equipment and tools as well as shelter
and fencing requirements.
FEED contains information on nutrition
requirements during the year, hay, pasture, grain, other feeding
options, minerals and various feeders.
LAMBING provides information on normal
birth, problems, orphaned/rejected lambs, bottle feeding and
HEALTH offers information on common health topics such as vaccination, parasites, disease and
such as broken horns.
ORGANISATIONS has links to Shetland sheep groups as
well as general links to sheep associations.