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Sheep Journal

Posted 11/23/2007 6:35am by Catskill Merino.


Big Round Bale


November 23, 2007

Now that the pasture has stopped growing, the sheep must be fed until the grass grows again in the Spring. Into what are called hay racks or feeders, with the front end loader of a large tractor, we put big round bales of hay that were harvested here on the farm in July; each bale weighs 750 lbs. and will feed about 40 sheep for a week.