Sheep Nutrition and Pastures

Pasture

In Ontario, livestock producers use almost half a million hectares of improved pasture and three-quarters of a million hectares of unimproved pasture land. Good pastures don't just happen. They are the result of good management - management based on the knowledge of how plants grow, their fertility requirements and their ability to withstand grazing and trampling by animals.

General Nutrition

Feed is the single largest cost associated with raising small ruminants, typically accounting for 60% or more of total production costs. Nutrition has a very large influence on flock reproduction, milk production, and lamb growth. For nutrition information, follow the links below.

Feeding The Flock

Ewes

Lambs

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
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Last Reviewed: 1 October 2013