|Tired of sheep that always seem to defy your fences?
Cotswold sheep rarely if ever hop the fence!
The "spreading" grazing habit of Cotswold sheep makes them
ideally suited to paddock grazing, multiplying acre yields and cutting
down on internal parasite loads (stomach and intestinal worms).
Also, their heavy forelock is traditionally left long when Cotswold
sheep are shorn, obscuring their estimation of fence heights, to reduce
It should be noted though, that Cotswold sheep will sometimes stand
on a fence (even on horizontal strands of woven wire), if they find it
helps them reach tasty food over head.
Like all sheep, Cotswolds will put their heads through holes and push
forward to get to the "greener grass on the other side."
Growers have found that small-size mesh woven wire fence (holes too
small to allow a sheep's head through) completely prevents excessive
wear and tear on fences.