sheep

Sheep Nutrition

Feed represents the largest single cost in all types of sheep production. Rations must be formulated to support optimum production, must be efficient and economical to feed, and must minimize the potential for nutrition-related problems.

A producer must know the animal's nutritional requirements during the different phases of production, the nutrient composition of available feedstuffs, and how to provide the available feedstuffs to meet the animal's requirements.