[Jacob-list] More questions
bludoglady at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 14 14:29:44 EDT 2000
Okay, I have been holding off my tough questions so that I might read and
learn. Now I have more questions to go along with my little knowledge! :0)
My animals will not have a pasture. We are moving to a wooded lot, and have
a lot of clearing to do. Grass does not do well on wooded lots here in
Florida, so I will have to feed hay year round.
What kind of hay should I look for? How much hay does one ewe need for a
year? (approximately) I am thinking with hay only to feed, I should grain
feed during breeding season (at least the ram) and keep grain feeding
through lambing. Is this correct?
Also, how long should it be before my herd can sustain itself i.e. money I
bring in from fleece, lambs, etc. goes back into the herd with no out of
pocket money from us. How many sheep does it take to have a herd that
If I am feeding hay, how many sheep can I expect to put on one acre
without overcrowding probelms that lead to disease and parasite problems?
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