When it comes to smaller livestock, a flock of sheep is a great choice for beginners, hobby farmers, and additional income streams for existing farms. Sheep are raised for meat, milk, and wool. And, as an added bonus, do a great job with vegetation control. Many farmers with acreage to manage choose sheep over the similarly sized but often more difficult to manage goats.
While a flock of sheep might do a great job of grazing acreage, they’re not aggressive or predatory. In fact, they’re unlikely to defend themselves at all. This leaves farmers with the task of ensuring their flocks’ protection against natural predators like coyotes, wolves, and bears. Given the number and variety of natural predators, you’ll need a durable fencing material like woven wire field fence to protect your sheep. Here, we’ll discuss the best options for fencing to protect sheep from predators.