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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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However, if you live in an extreme climate you might need to help them stay warm by providing insulation or windbreaks.
You must strike a balance: A windbreak is only effective if the plants are spaced tightly, but if planted too close together, they may not grow properly to be effective at blocking wind.
So we crossed a CRP field of grass and turned into the breeze blowing along another mile-long windbreak.
Since windbreak heights varied at the two fields, equal distances from the windbreak resulted in different H values.
Called gom-so'a (Kiowa) or hi'oo weh-tu-rdu-ai (Comanche) the walls of the windbreak or barricade were made of bloodweed.
The researchers conclude that trees offer chickens shade, protection from predatory crows and a windbreak.
First of all, though, consider a sturdy windbreak if you haven't already got one.
This book takes the reader through the whole process of developing a vineyard from scratch, from how to get your rootlings of vines to which trees to use as a windbreak, and Barrow even includes a breakdown of costs.
Or block the wind: a hedge or a windbreak of closely spaced trees planted on the windward side can create a sheltered area extending 10 to 20 times its height (a 10-foot-tall hedge will shelter 100 to 200 feet of ground behind it).
It's a rude reminder that I have passed the protection of my windbreak.
The objectives of this study were to determine water conservation and forage production associated with a tall wheat-grass windbreak system seeded to alfalfa, and to assess the sustainability of any benefits from the system.
The primary objective," said Bill Bauer, President and CEO of WinDBreak Cable, of Gering, NE, "was to develop a low cost set top box (LCST) that would allow systems to efficiently migrate from analog to digital transmission.