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Author Topic: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.  (Read 2317 times)

dubie

  • Joined Apr 2010
My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:39:18 pm »
 hi ive had my lambs for 7 months now but as were getting closer to slaughter time were trying to get as much meat on them as possible before they "go" but they've ran out of grass whats the best substitute to feed them

Thanks :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
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daniellestocks

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire
Re: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 08:35:35 am »
hay?

Re: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 08:44:01 am »
Hi,

Hay is good, but if you want to finish them off to a good weight and you are low on grass then it would be good to give them a good general livestock mix of between 16 & 19 % protien as well as the hay.

Thanks
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Frieslandfilly

  • Joined Apr 2009
Re: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 09:55:21 am »
We use rapid lamb and hay, but there is a lovely mix called golden lamb bit more expensive but looks better than the generic pellets!

dubie

  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 09:28:21 pm »
Thanks for ya help everyone
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daddymatty82

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • swindon
Re: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 09:20:29 pm »
what about sugar beet? sweetens the meat also?

dubie

  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: My Sheep are low of grass whats the best food to give them.
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 10:30:29 pm »
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