Story: Farm fencing

The drafting race

The drafting race

A well-designed drafting race makes life a lot easier for a lone operator. Sheep will move well if they can follow one another, and especially around a slight curve. They also prefer to move up an incline rather than downhill, and away from the sun rather than towards it.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm fencing - Yards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008