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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Sugar beet shreds
« on: July 21, 2020, 08:48:25 pm »
Just a query about feeding sugar beet shreds to sheep. Should I soak them first or feed them as they come from the bag? If I soak them, for how long and then do I let them drain for a while? Sorry for all the questions I just don't want to get it wrong!
Thank you
4 pet sheep

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Sugar beet shreds
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 09:47:01 pm »
Try adding some boiling water, just enough to make the shreds swell up, not turn it into porridge. However my goats love their shreds, the sheep won't touch them.... I feed it still warm, and add a splash of olive oil ( extra virgin - but from Lidl) for anyone especially picky...

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Sugar beet shreds
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 05:37:43 am »
I've never fed the shreds but I have fed the pellets - you can feed them dry to sheep.

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Sugar beet shreds
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 08:56:05 am »
Thank you for your replies. I'll now see if my sheep like then!
4 pet sheep

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Sugar beet shreds
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 08:35:37 pm »
Mine have shreds, help bulk out the nuts a bit and bit of energy. 
They have it dry, no probs.

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: Sugar beet shreds
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 11:04:15 pm »
Thanks for that Bazzais. I tried them with some today, not interested in the soaked ones, but ate them dry! Just don't know how much to give them though. Obviously just a few to start off on. In fact it's only one of my ewes that I'm giving them to as she's lost body condition.
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