Dealing with wet climate health issues

Steps to consider when damp weather is causing problems

By Janet McNally

If you live in a damp climate, or even if you mainly deal with the seasonally heavy rain, you probably already know that wet weather can be a significant barrier to raising sheep on pasture.

Here are some common challenges, and how to cope with them.


Cold, wet weather can be a significant killer of newborn lambs. How deadly an all-day rain is depends on the temperature and wind speed.

To see this article in full, order a subscription or order the specific back issue you are interested in. This article appeared in the February 2022 issue of Graze.