Posts Categorized: Hay for Sheep

3 Dietary Needs For Your Sheep

July 22nd, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Over 5 million sheep are being raised throughout the United States. Compared to other livestock, the sheep industry in the U.S. is rather small. There were about 80,000 ranches and farms throughout the country in 2013. The American Sheep Industry is attempting to change this by working to grow the number of operations in the country.

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What To Feed Your Livestock During A Hay Shortage

April 15th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Many areas will occasionally experience hay shortages due to drought or other reasons. Livestock owners need to find alternatives for feeding their animals or extending their dwindling supplies during a hay shortage. It is important to research alternatives before you start your animals on a new feeding program. Most counties have cooperative extension agents that will give you advice about how to implement change. You may want to consult with your veterinarian for his or her opinion as well. When you are facing a hay shortage, there are several supplemental options to consider.

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Choose Your Livestock’s Hay Carefully

April 6th, 2016 - SEOTERIC

Sheep, goats, cattle, and horses are usually fed hay during the winter when fields do not have much for them to forage. Finding variety, quality, and availability of good hay can take up a lot of your time if you do not know how to plan well. Learning about the available types and finding good sources makes your life easier while you wait for spring and its grass filled pastures.

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Types Of Grass Used To Feed Cattle, Sheep, And Horses

December 8th, 2015 - SEOTERIC

Buying the right grasses for your livestock can make all the difference in the health of your herd. Cattle, horses, and sheep require different nutrition, which is why it’s important to pay attention to the grasses you are feeding them. Cattle can handle a wide variety while sheep prefer a higher volume of legumes to grasses. Further, horses need a higher proportion due to their high energy lifestyle. When purchasing hay, remember to carefully inspect the product and look for indications of low quality. This inspection will help keep your herd healthy.

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