jordan barton wrote:I would just say doing it cold turkey might be totally fine. They do not need the grain.
Andrew Mayflower wrote:When you don’t have adequate forage you have to feed hay and/or grain. If you can’t get decent hay you’re kind of stuck with grain.
Joseph Bataille wrote:The sheep are loving the orchard grass and timothy hay that I was able to find for them. They get a little too excited about the alfalfa! I’ve read conflicting claims about whether sheep should be eating alfalfa. How much is too much?
I’ll be turning my attention to improving our pasture grass composition. Aeration. Planting. Etc. I’d love any hints on how to make this transition well.
jordan barton wrote:Do they have daily access to sheep loose minerals and salt?
As far as the pasture improving. My suggestion would be to rotational graze them through the pasture you have. This will fertilize and aerate it. Have you seen the work of joel salatin?