• Detection common parasites/manage external parasites/and treatment
  • Dosing/vaccinating sheep


Restrain sheep while enabling the operator to administer vaccines, drenches etc. with minimal physical strain


The sheep conveyor moves and restrains sheep along a race at a speed pre-determined by the operator. The sheep are held upright and cannot move forward or backward in the conveyor. This allows the farmer to stay in one position on either side of the conveyor and administer treatments without moving. The conveyor speed can be adjusted and the sheep can be moved forward, held in one position, reversed or held on their back as required.

How to implement:

The sheep need to be loaded/walked onto the conveyor as it is moving, some sheep will walk on themselves but others may need to be physically pushed forward. The farmer can pre-determine and adjust the speed of the conveyor, and position themselves as the sheep to move towards them.

Expected benefits:

  • Time saving
  • Reduced physical strain on farmer
  • Can complete multiple treatments at once

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  • Some sheep may need to be pushed onto the conveyor
  • Not suitable for heavily pregnant ewes
  • Unable to carry out body condition scoring while animals are in the conveyor

Cost / Benefit Analysis

Social, environmental and welfare assessments: –



Production system (Dairy or/and meat sheep/goat):

Dairy and meat sheep

Category of Animal (ewe, goat, replacement, lamb, kid):

Ewe, replacement, lamb

Source of information:



Dairy Goats Dairy Sheep Meat Sheep
NIBIO Tjøtta – Digifarm Norway
UNISS, Universty of Sassari Department of Agriculture
Le CHIIRPO - Sm@RT Platform
CIIRPO Le Mourier – Digifarm France
Norway Innovative Farm: Elgvasslien, Folldal
Norway Innovative Farm: Oppisto Mjøen, Oppdal
Norway Innovative Farm: Kvalsjord Gård, Oppdal
Norway Innovative farm: Usti Gard, Oppdal
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