The average herd size is around 30 ewes and rams. The production is mostly on a small scale and is based on home produced feed.
The health situation is good, but e g parasites and feeding related disorders may cause disease. Some important infectious diseases are supervised in national control and surveillance programs. Such diseases are maedi-visna, bovine virus diarrhea/border disease, paratuberculosis and scrapie. Moreover, a control program on foot rot started in 2009.