Thanks for the idea. I will be curious to see if they work. Being kind of handy with leather and a sewing machine I will probably order one and make the other three for next year. I like PremierOne products and have an abundance of them. Good quality product when you can’t find it locally or the local price is just too dear.I haven't used one of these, but I've read of others using them with great success. Ram face shields, then can't see straight ahead, so can't charge each other.
I do understand that. The property we bought had a lot of empty barns, shelters and buildings as a dairy farm that had fallen into severe disrepair. So we have spent five years building up, shoring up and fencing in. We do not actually expect to make a profit for at least another two years. We are finishing the new sheep barn and will have an organized Winter layout for treatment, Summer shearing, lambing etc with about 36,000 sq. Feet of open indoor concrete floor area to separate into ram pens, ewe pens and lambing pens as well as open living area. It will be a great expansion from the two partial barns we are using now. We will open up a remote barn that has sat empty for years and use it exclusively as our Winter ram barn. It is a couple thousand feet away from the new barn so they will not charge the fences etc. to get to the ewes. The layout is better than I might have done myself as it was a professional dairy operation once (1920’s-1960’s) and it has just been a lot of lumber, nails and screws with elbow grease to bring it up to a usable functioning sheep farm. 10 acres isn’t much but when used effectively it should be able to support a 60-100 sheep operation. sounds like you have the ram situation under control. I just found it a real shock at how aggressive an awful it was to watch 350lb rams slam into each other at full trot. The sound was sickening and the blood made it worse for me. They were stunned but none the worse by the next day! Live and learn!Our 4 White Dorper rams are polled. One of them grew large matching scurs that just looked like huge bony skull lumps. He broke them off one after the other, fighting with other rams. Some mess to clean off but not too bad since they were not true horns. Styptic power to clot and Alumishield to protect from flies. We don't have the luxury of enough flat property to keep the rams penned individually or a field away from the ewes. They seem to do ok after a day or two of muscling around. Maybe because there are 4 in the pen.