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windbreak

a physical obstruction to the passage of the wind, usually in the form of a line or copse of tall bushes or low trees or a porous fence. Of very great importance in temperate climates and periods of cold, wet, windy weather. Neonatal lamb mortality, off-shears hypothermia of sheep and hypomagnesemia and lactation tetany are some of the risk diseases in these circumstances.
During sheep weather alerts it may be necessary to improvise shelter. Some methods are: rows of bales of hay, mowing swathes of tall vegetation in a cereal crop or overgrown pasture being kept for hay. The sheep lie down in the alleys and keep out of the wind.
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Shelterbelts were formed by planting three rows of trees, one each of acacia (Acacia nilotica L.
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One key provision expands existing technical and financial assistance programs for nonindustrial private forest landowners to encourage activities beyond traditional timber management, such as fish and wildlife management, windbreak and shelterbelt establishment, and forest wetlands restoration.
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So serious is this exposure on the real prairies of America's Great Plains it is necessary to plant 100ft shelterbelts composed of 18 lines of trees with dense evergreens on the outer edge and shrubs at their base.