Miniature Dexter cattle, can they be run with sheep?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by caveman416, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. caveman416

    caveman416 Hatching

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    Basically what the title says. Can I put two Dexter Steer in with 11 sheep?
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

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    Greetings and [​IMG]

    Generally, yes, cattle and sheep can be run together without a problem. But you should always keep an eye on them to begin with just to see. Sometimes you'll get a problem like a very aggressive ram or one of the cattle decide they need to fight. Another problem is them eating one anothers' feed/supplements... Some nutritional imbalances can occur because of that which may or may not be fatal.

    Best wishes.
     
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Yes, pasturing should be fine, but salt/ mineral suppliments and other feed will be different. Mary
     
  4. aprille218

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    The copper that cattle require is toxic to sheep.
    Aprille
     

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