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hello to ya-all..  live in north/east Texas and as ya-all know we are in a horrible drought.SO
I am looking for better ways to feed my horse and 8 sheep. Hay here is $10.50 for a 35 lb bail. Now, what I need is  help on  growing "Fodder." I have an  article on How to grow fodder for livestock with hydroponics. and another article from Mother Earth. on how to grow wheat. Its not going so good and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. If anyone knows about growing wheatgrass please let me know. I am very interested in this technique and would like to be able to successfully make this happen.

Any help is welcome!
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What's wrong with the wheat?  I grew it once but waited too long to harvest and the grasshoppers got it. Are you sure wheat is the right plant? Why can't you grow regular "hay?" I've had luck feeding them all sorts of greens. Broccoli rabe that went to seed was appreciated. Corn works (better nutrition if you give them to whole plant).

I did grow blue hubbard squash for the sheep but I may wind up giving it too the pigs. Sheep also eat apples.

What kind of sheep do you have? At $10.50/bale I wonder if it's cheaper just to grain them?
 
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