What Is The Best Grass To Plant For Sheep In South Africa

What is Grass To Plant For Sheep?

What Is The Best Grass To Plant For Sheep In South Africa?

White buffalo grass (Panicum maximum) is best in medium- to high-rainfall areas (over 500mm per annum), especially when planted in fertile soil. It is sensitive to severe frost but can survive light frost.

What grass do sheep eat in South Africa?

Kikuyu pasture is largely used by sheep farmers in South Africa as grazing for ewes during late pregnancy and lactation.

What is the best feed for sheep in South Africa?

Sheep make excellent use of high-quality roughage stored either as hay or low-moisture, grass-legume silage, or occasionally chopped green feed.

Good-quality hay or stored forage is a highly productive feed; poor-quality forage, no matter how much is available, is suitable only for maintenance.

What is the most profitable sheep in South Africa?

The Rambouillet, a plain-bodied sheep with very fine wool, was exported all over the world, including to South Africa.

A dual-purpose animal, raised for both meat and wool, it flourishes to this day and formed the backbone of the Letelle in this country.