Acre per sheep?

wannabfarmgirl

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jan 17, 2009
56
1
39
South Carolina
Does anyone know how many acres per sheep head I would need, if I'm trying to have them self-sustain. I would pr SCobably need to supplement in the mid summer and the winter though.

I live in SC.

Thanks!
 

griffin45

Songster
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
420
2
131
South Central Virgina
I can't tell you what is recommended, but I can tell you we have 40+ goats and sheep on 5 acres. You set up paddocks and rotate! We are trying to expand right now and add 20 to 30 acres, but until that happens we are setting up paddocks to rotate everyone through the grasses and browse.

Chris
 

griffin45

Songster
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
420
2
131
South Central Virgina
We grain, we mineral and we buy hay in the winter. That is the only draw back to the way we have the farm set up. We can't cut our hay 'cause the animals eat it. I think that 5 sheep per acre would be good, or maybe 4.

Chris
 

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