A salt licking sheep

Sheep need salt, just like humans do. I dare say the right amount is vital to our woolly friends, just as it is to us.. Many farmers buy salt licks and when a sheep feels in need of salt it goes and licks. Up in the North Pennines we found farmers could rely on the highway authority to provide this essential mineral for their sheep.

This beast was on the roadside on quite a steep hill near Whaw. Whaw is actually in North Yorkshire.

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It certainly looked to be tucking in to the roadside salt and grit in the open container.

And a farmer is saved the expense of buying salt licks.

 

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