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Why Cattle and Sheep?

We believe that a diversity of soils, plants and animals is best for the productivity of the pasture and of the health of the animals and food produced from it. Cattle and sheep are complementary grazing ruminants, and management skills and facilities are similar. They live compatibly together, like Jack Sprat and his wife. Damara sheep eat more woody weeds than cattle and Braford cattle can eat older grass that sheep don't like. Together they tend to produce a stable healthy pasture where no one species dominates or dies out. Both fear the same predators and will tend to warn and protect one another. They generally have different diseases and tend to clean up one another's parasites.
A Damara Ewe.
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