Mariah Wallener wrote: 1) Do these work like pigs, in that you buy them as weanlings in the spring, raise them over the summer, then slaughter them in the autumn?
2) Can they subsist solely on grass during these months or do they need supplemental feed (hay or alfalfa, I'm assuming)?
3) How many acres are recommended per lamb?
4) How much yarn can you get from the fleece of one lamb?
5) If we used portable fencing to move them to areas we want "mowed" (they would be in a pasture in-between mowings) will they really do the work of a lawnmower?
Cj Verde wrote:One more thing about the wool. You can probably purchase raw wool very cheaply. .
Mariah Wallener wrote:Cjverde, I wasn't sure what you meant about it being "cost effective" - are you referring to the sale price of lamb meat vs. cost of raising them over the summer? We're not doing this to make any money - it's just a way to cut the grass, have some lamb in the freezer, and enjoy a few more critters around the homestead in the summer months.