American Cotswold Record Association

The Original Registry Of Purebred Cotswold Sheep

Fenceable Cotswolds

(Background of this page is an actual photo of super-lustrous Cotswold fleece)


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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 jumping.

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.

Last Updated: 05/09/2011
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