Pastoralism and breeding

The shepherd's work was marked by time and the needs of the animal. Time was cyclical, the shepherd’s work involving transporting the sheep or cattle to pasture, repairing damaged fences, controlling the animals with the help of sheepdogs, milking the animals and collecting the milk, which was partly for sale and partly used in the production of cheeses, and shearing the sheep so that the fleece could then be sold and turned into wool.