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Good day Folks

Can anyone tell me a rule of thumb for acreage/sheep for Icelandic Sheep? We just made an offer on a place that was a little smaller then we were looking at originally. It is about 7 acres (only about 2 clear) and I’m trying to figure out how many sheep the land can reasonably support and prices for fencing, hay etc. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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you may be able to run up to 7 head per acre depending on weather and the amount of forage they will have, plus in your part of the country they will need winter feeding and shelter.
 

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Actually, if you want to do some studying about Intensively Managed Grazing, you might be able to double that figure or more -- in time. The best thing to do is to start small and learn as you grow.

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