Feeding Sheep Efficiently - 3 Important Factors To Ensure That
You Raise Healthy Sheep
Raising sheep can be fun.
It is an enjoyable activity that you can do whether you
are retired and looking for a hobby, want to make
profits, or like to see what it is like doing a largely
rural activity. It is best to define first your reasons
for embarking on the journey to raise sheep. Once you
have this pinned down, you can find the best way to
raise sheep according to your purpose.
One important aspect of raising sheep is the feeding
part. Sheep are, by nature, domestic creatures. This
means that they cannot easily fend for themselves and
rely on the shepherd to provide for their needs,
including food and water. Feeding sheep efficiently and
properly is essential in ensuring your livestock's
continued health and well-being. So, how exactly do you
go about feeding sheep?
A. The first thing you have to do is to have feeders
ready. Using feeders is so much better than feeding
sheep on the ground; the latter results in the spreading
of diseases and feed wastage. It is crucial that feeders
are situated off the ground to keep the sheep from
standing on their feed to urinate and/or defecate. It is
also important to use feeders that can accommodate all
your sheep when they decide to feed together. Provide
separate feeders for lambs.
B. When feeding sheep, you can use commercial feeds
during the weaning stage. When they become older,
introduce hay into their diet. You can also make use of
mineral feeders, which you can easily find in farm
supply stores. When placed outside, these feeders should
have a lid to keep the minerals inside dry.
C. Don't forget the water. Sheep and lambs need fresh,
clean water everyday. When they are in gestation or
lactating, sheep have higher water requirements. On the
other hand, when they are taking in moisture-rich feeds,
sheep have lower water requirements. They typically
consume anywhere from half a gallon to four gallons of
water daily, depending on their health, the water
content in their feeds, and the conditions of their
There you have it. Make sure to clean all feeding and
drinking equipment regularly.
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