Examining the Efficacy of Sheep in Vineyard Management

May 07 2012

The Efficacy of Sheep in Vineyard Management

The Efficacy of Sheep in Vineyard Management

If there was ever any question about the efficacy and efficiency of sheep in vineyard management, we think this photo sums it up quite clearly. Pictured above, is a vineyard row divided by a fence at the edge of a 2 acre vineyard block in which a group of Sheep were contained. The sheep eat grasses, weeds and other vegetation, offsetting the use of tractors and other farming equipment in the vineyard. The sheep are sequestered in one several-acre area like this for a few days and then rotated to a new vineyard block, ensuring we end up with a nice neat block chewed down to an even height. On the left, we have the evidence of a job well done by our mini-lawnmower friends, and on the right, a block yet to be visited by these extremely efficient farm animals.

If you missed the post about the sheep arriving at the estate, be sure to check out the video and photos below:

    • Don

      I swear one of them looks like Sharry Lewis.  Really.

    • Don

      I swear one of them looks like Sharry Lewis.  Really.

    • Don

      I swear one of them looks like Sharry Lewis.  Really.