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Rations for Pregnant Ewes up to 6 Weeks Before Lambing

Rations for Pregnant Ewes up to 6 Weeks Before Lambing

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Feed

1

2

3

4

lb (kg)

lb (kg)

lb (kg)

lb (kg)

Legume hay, such as alfalfa, clover, or lespedeza

3–4.5 (1.36–2.04)

1.5–2 (0.68–0.91)

Corn or sorghum silage

4–5 (1.81–2.27)

Legume grass, low-moisture silage (50%)

6–8 (2.72–3.63)

Cottonseed, soybean, linseed, or peanut meal (90%); limestone (10%)

0.25 (0.112)

Mineralsa

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a Mineral mix: 2 parts dicalcium phosphate to 1 part trace mineralized salt