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What grain are safe to feed sheep

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What types of grains are best for sheep. I would like to make my own grain mix for them to get some weight on them. If anyone has a good mix let me know or if you just make a list of grains that would be perfect. I feed mine mostly on pasture and hay but was wanting to add to their diet.

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What types of grains are best for sheep. I would like to make my own grain mix for them to get some weight on them. If anyone has a good mix let me know or if you just make a list of grains that would be perfect. I feed mine mostly on pasture and hay but was wanting to add to their diet.

Any grain is fine for sheep.  Corn and barley have the most energy.  Personally, I like a mix of corn, oats, and barley. Go slow when introducing grain to animals that are not used to it.  Too little is better than too much.

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Thank you so much.

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Where do you purchase your barley to mix in your feed

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Just bought rolled barley at the feed store or mill.  For a while I mixed my own feed.  Later I found a small mill that would custom mix feed for me.  When I had just a few animals I just bought COB.  COB stands for corn, oats, and barley.

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