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Sheep Feeding Guide

Sheep feeding guide

As with all animals the quantity of feed needed to maintain the sheep in good condition, without becoming overweight, will vary according to many factors. Highland breeds will naturally tend to “do better” on lower quantities of concentrate feed than lowland breeds. The time of year that ewes are due to lamb will also have…

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Cattle Feeding Guide

Cattle Feeding Guide

Cattle need regular supervision. Milking cows will need milking twice a day at regular times every day, plus 24 hour attention at calving. You will need enough time to care for them all year round and a willing and able person to look after them in your absence. Preventative care is essential – learn how…

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Goat Feeding Guide

Goat Feeding Guide

Like sheep and cattle, goats are ruminants, and are able to digest foodstuffs such as grass and leaves. They are naturally browsing animals and will eat bushes and trees in preference to grass. However, goats need careful feeding and cannot survive on just browsing and grazing. Nutrients are needed for maintenance, growth and milk production.…

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Pig Feeding Guide

Pig Feeding Guide

Pigs are normally fed twice a day. The amount of feed depends on the age and the reproductive state of the pig. A foraging pig will obtain some of its food from natural sources as long as the foraging area is able to provide it. This would include grass, brambles, acorns, apples, and even earth…

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Poultry Feeding Guide

poultry feeding guide

An advantage of keeping hens and other poultry free range is that they have plenty of room to scratch about looking for food. Insects, seeds, and young green shoots will all contribute towards a healthy diet, but to ensure that the bird receives everything it needs, then additional feed will be required. For poultry that…

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