In the previous post ‘Thursday Thoughts’ someone asked about ‘sheep graziers warnings’….so with my limited suburban knowledge I said basically they are issued when it’s going to be cold, wet and windy…..or even very hot!
Pregnant ewes, lambs and shorn sheep don’t do too well in the cold so the farmers (graziers – owners of stations….large properties on which sheep graze) get warnings issued so – if possible – they can get them into protected areas.
This is a copy of the one from the Tuesday’s forecast photo on that post:-
Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and southerly winds are expected during Thursday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the North East, Central and East Gippsland forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
I also explained that farmers/graziers can be prosecuted under ‘cruelty to animals’ if they don’t care for their stock. It covers big properties running thousands of heads as well as small hobby farms
And mentioned an article they might be interested in – it talks about winter months but these warnings can be given at any time of the year
Maybe some of my rural readers could add to that…..
Also are warnings of this sort given in other countries