Published Dec 7, 2018

Grazing Cover Crops with Sheep

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Sheep producers can take advantage of down times between cash crops to provide inexpensive feed options in the form of cover crops. But farmers must decide where these feed options fit in the ewe production cycle. Richard will discuss factors farmers should consider, appropriate infrastructure for grazing sheep on cover crops and the cover crop mixes best suited for sheep.

Richard Ehrhardt is the small ruminant extension Specialist at Michigan State University. He has an extensive sheep production background in forages, cover crops and annuals; accelerated production; and nutrition and health. In addition, he and his family operate an accelerated lambing commercial flock.