Feed Resources

Sheep have the ability to utilize a wide variety of feeds. The type of sheep and their production will be dictated by the available nutritional resources. In the arid parts of the world, the only feed source may be coarse bunch grasses, shrubs, and woody plants. The range of available feed sources increases dramatically in temperate zones with higher rainfall. In parts of the world, sheep production is nomadic, following the availability of feed in different seasons. Where nomadic life is not an option, feed is often harvested during the growing season and stored for availability during periods of dormancy. Crop aftermath and excess vegetable and fruit production are excellent sources of sheep feed. Studies have shown that sheep are very productive on a diet of 100% onions. This diet is lethal to cattle. Other vegetable crops work equally as well.

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