Agriculture

Sheep Forages and Pastures

Introduction

flock of sheep

Manitoba has excellent soils and climate to grow high quality forage. The long growing days and cool nights results in forages with lower lignification than forages grown in southern climates. The high quality can result in excellent animal performance and sheep are excellent converters of forage to meat, wool and milk.

Manitoba sheep producers have developed forage/livestock systems both extensive and intensive which make excellent use of the forage available.

Forage Production & Management - Forage Establishment

Forage Harvesting

sheep in a field

Pasture Management

sheep in a pasture

Fencing

Pasture Listing

Forage Marketing

fencing

Other Forage Web links of Interest to Manitoba Sheep Producers

Author

Mamoon Rashid Business Development Specialist - Sheep/Goat Livestock Knowledge Centre 545 University Crescent Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5S6 Phone: 204-945-7557 Fax: 204-945-4327