Sheep Collisions up Again

Sheep collisions for the fourth quatre of 2010 are up four points to 12,192 according to government figures.  This is the sharpest rise since 1983 when,  for reasons that are still not fully understood almost all the sheep in England collided with other sheep during one frenetic summer of Caprine insanity. The current statistics, whilst high, are still no cause for alarm according to the NFU.  Most of the collisions result in no more than a few cuts and bruises with fatalities still under 5% … however as the numbers increase the risk to people and property also rises as sheep trying to avoid colliding with each other can often veer off into roads and china shops.