I have to say.... my sheep are not particularly fussy. They just LOVE GRASS... SHORT GRASS, LONG GRASS, GREEN GRASS,all grass is food to them. My fatty commericals eat the best bits and my Shetlands eat the hedgerows and the more marginal grasses. I prefer to top as I have thistle central and want to safeguard against Orf but in these weather conditions what contractors want to come out to top 4 fiddly small paddocks in open top tractors?
I bought a little ride on last year to keep it kind of sensible but the huge amount of rain and random hot sun has meant that it has beaten me and I am, again, awaiting a contractor (any one of the 5 i am booked in with will do!!) to come and cut it asap.
In the meantime, the sheep are busy stuffing as much as they can in.
The main benefit to topped grass is that I can walk in the paddocks in wellies without wet grass soaking my jeans up to my groin and making it look like i have perpetual incontinence problems