Premier made a major change in our breeding/lambing system for our 800 ewes this year. We switched from pasture lambing 80% of the ewes (with a Dec breeding season) to shed lambing 50/week (in a heated barn without drop pens) 75% from Feb through April.
Actually we have 2 crises occurring at the same time—one short-term and one long-term.
Many folks find that their electric fences “stop working” when the soil becomes so dry that the grass turns brown.
A coach-load of US sheep folks toured French sheep farms last September. It included a full day at Tech-Ovin (a biennial French one-day event that brings together the latest sheep industry ideas and equipment).