Ewe know what?

If you have seen sheep in the lowland fields and on the hills in the UK you may have noticed the paint marks on their fleeces. They are ‘SMIT marks’ and farmers have been using them for hundreds of years to identify who sheep belong to. 

A daub of paint – perhaps two marks of red or one of black – nearer the haunch or the shoulder. From these a farmer would know which were his sheep and which belonged to his neighbour. 

Why follow the herd?