South Dakota sheep producers have a number of alternative feed grains they may want to consider for use in meeting the nutritional needs of their sheep flocks. Within certain limitations, sheep are capable of utilizing all of the cereal grains produced in South Dakota. Sheep producers wanting to utilize a particular feed grain for any class of sheep need to consider the nutritive value of that feedstuff and the nutrient requirements of the animals to be fed. The typical composition of some feed grains that might be used by South Dakota sheep producers are shown in table 1.
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Thompson, J. M., "Alternative Feed Grains for Sheep" (1983). South Dakota Sheep Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1983. 9.