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Feeding sheep with high quality dehydrated alfalfa pellets and chunks

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THE BENEFITS OF FEEDING ALFALFA PELLETS AND CHUNKS TO SHEEP

    Dehydrated Alfalfa is nature's richest source of vitamins, minerals, quality protein and unidentified growth factors.  Supplementing ewe rations will help increase daily gain and feed efficiency.               

    Successful sheep production on range land is dependent upon maximum utilization of range forage.  Often the supply of range forage is limited and the quality too low to maintain body weight.   Range forage supplemented with dehydrated alfalfa is 4.4% more digestible.   Feed intake of range forage increased 11.4% when supplemented with dehydrated alfalfa.  Because of increase digestibility and intake of the range forage, and because of the nutrient combination of the dehydrated alfalfa, better performance will be obtained.

    The nutrition of an ewe during pregnancy and lactation not only influences her immediate wool production, but also the potential wool output of her progeny.  Feeding dehydrated alfalfa will result in increased feed intake and, therefore, more wool production.


Feeding Directions:

 

  1. Lambs must be brought up to full feed before these rations can be self fed.
  2. The corn and the dehy pellets must be nixed well.  This is a high-energy ration.  The "roughness" factor in the dehy may not be adequate to prevent digestive disturbances in the lambs.  A small amount of loose hay may need to be fed with rations 1 and 3.
  3. These rations are designed for self-feeding but may be hand-fed or feeder wagon-fed once or twice daily
  4. Vaccination for enterotoxemia may be beneficial if these high energy rations are fed.

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