Nurturing sheep is comparatively easy to other livestock. Sheep do not require special food and are hard creatures that are quite easy to breed. Sheep are multipurpose animals that are raised for various reasons such as for milk or wool, meat, or all of the above.
Here are some tips for starting a Damara or Dorper sheep husbandry:
• Before starting a sheep business, you must know all the tax and licensing requirements needed to run this type of business.
• The first step is to determine if you have sufficient funds and time to start a sheep business. Regardless of whether you will use it for a specific or dual-purpose, raising sheep requires that you have enough land so that they can graze or live comfortably with one another.
You also need resources for food, shelter, food supplements, vaccinations, and animal care.
• The next step is to measure the profitability of your business. This includes identifying the initial costs of capital, labor, and materials needed for raising sheep.
• The next step is to decide what type of sheep you want to raise. Some sheep are specially bred for wool, others for meat, while some types of wool are bred for all uses wool, meat, and milk.
Consult expert advice and make sure with your finances because raising sheep may be easy to manage, but as we all know it still involves hefty investment.