About Sheep Safety
Sheep production is another viable commodity in Wyoming. The USDA reports that Wyoming ranks second in the U.S. in stock sheep and lamb crop, as well as second in the U.S. in wool production. The most recent statistics estimate a total of 365,000 head of sheep and lambs throughout the state.
While sheep are generally thought to be a fairly docile species, agriculture workers must continue to utilize safety measures around these livestock. Some of the most common injuries to agriculture workers in the sheep industry involve being butted by aggressive rams and protective ewes. Sheep shearing accidents are also not uncommon. Proper herding and management techniques, as well as careful shearing procedures, aim to protect workers from these sorts of situations.
Featured Sheep Safety Resources
Video: Right From the Start - Sheep Handling
Article: How to Handle and Restrain Sheep
Video: Recovery Methods for Sheep Shearers
Article: Safe Sheep Handling Guideline
Article: Health and Safety in Shearing