Raising sheep and lambs on pasture grass is not only natural, it’s economical. For thousands of years farmers and ranchers have relied on pasture grass to provide nutrient-rich forage for their sheep and lambs, cutting back on supplemental feed costs and maximizing profits. Pasture grazing is also the best way to keep your animals healthy and prevent digestive problems. Our team of rangeland experts has designed a sheep pasture seed mix for every region of the United States. The following considerations were made during the design process for each regional blend:
Our team of rangeland experts has designed a sheep pasture seed mix for every region of the United States. The following considerations were made during the design process for each regional blend:
- Environmental elements such as soil conditions, sun/shade preferences and heat tolerances
- Genetic attributes such as nutrient content, grazing tolerance and disease resistance
- Water requirements
To help lambs reach their optimum finishing weight they should be eating as much as possible every day. Palatable, nutritious forage with the proper blend of grasses, legumes and forbs is the best way to encourage constant grazing. Lactating ewes will also benefit from quality, palatable pasture grass high in protein.
Our sheep pasture blends contain a percentage of legumes designed to provide additional protein content and to act as a natural fertilizer. We’ve also included birdsfoot trefoil and chicory. Studies have shown that these forbs help control internal parasites in sheep and lambs.