Rearing
 
Natural and meadow pastures
 
 

Today, the sheep are reared in the wild, enjoying natural and meadow pastures all throughout Sardinia. Thanks to its remarkable adaptation abilities, this ovine species thrives both in hilly and mountainous areas, as well as in lowlands. Extensive farming practices are in full compliance with environmental sustainability allowing for the ancient technique of seasonal migration, called transhumance, to diffuse widely throughout the land. Although this traditional method has been used for thousands of years, today it is slowly disappearing due to the permanence of herds. A sheep’s healthy nutritional makeup is for the most part, directly related to its feeding in natural pastures, which is why the Sarda sheep’s milk is considered to be of high qualitative value. Currently, more than three million sheep can be found on the island, divided into flocks that, at times, can exceed 1,200 individual units.