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Tala Orchard

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • North Cornwall
    • Tala Orchard
Sheep and cut grass
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:14:27 am »
We need to cut the fields as the grass is getting long we also need to cut the field in which the sheep are grasing, will this be a problem. Is it detremental to let sheep graze on cut grass that has the cuttings there?

Thank you
Pigs are human tooo

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Sheep and cut grass
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 09:20:44 am »
I've heard that very short cut grass can be problematic to ruminants, but you wouldn't be topping it if it was only a tiny bit too long, so I wouldn't have thought it would harm them, no. 
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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