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Pattern for Range Supplements for Sheep

Pattern for Range Supplements for Sheep

---------------------% of Individual Feed---------------------

Supplement Group

Supplement Subgroup

Feedstuff

(Suggested Maximum %)

High-Protein Diet

Medium-Protein Diet

Low-Protein Diet

Energy feeds

Grains

Barley

75

33

57.5

Corn

60

5

10

15

Wheat

60

Milo

60

Oats

15

Screenings No. 1

10

Mill feeds

Wheat mixed feed

10

Shorts

10

Molasses

15

5

5

10

Beet pulp

10

10

Protein supplements

30%–40% Protein feeds

Cottonseed meal

75

62.5

32.5

5

Linseed meal

25

Soybean meal

75

10

10

Peanut meal

25

20%–30% Protein feeds

Corn gluten feed

15

Corn distiller’s dried grains

10

Wheat distiller’s grains

10

Brewer’s dried grains

5

Safflower meal

25

Cull beans

15

Mineral supplements

Bone meal or defluorinated phosphate

4

3

2

Dicalcium phosphate

1

0.5

0.5

Disodium phosphate

Monocalcium phosphate

Monosodium phosphate

Salt or trace mineralized salt

Vitamin supplements

Dehydrated alfalfa meal

20

12.5

6

Sun-cured alfalfa meal

20

Vitamin A and carotene concentrates

Total

100

100

100

Suggested Composition

Total crude protein (%)

36

24

12

Phosphorus (%)

1.5

1

0.5

Carotene (mg/kg)

35

17

Rate of feeding (g/day)—ewes

115

150–225

90–450