Using sheep to control midrow and under vine growth is an alternative to slashing and spraying and has the potential to reduce vineyard management costs.

But before agreeing to agist sheep, there are several things for vineyard owners to consider, including biosecurity risk.

To protect both yourself as the vineyard owner, and the potential agistee, a written agistment agreement is recommended.

In this updated fact sheet, we outline what a written agistment agreement should address from a
biosecurity perspective.


Click here for the sheep and vine biosecurity risk fact sheet.

*Updated April 2024