Sheep Roll Comparison/Value

Jinty Mcginty

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Mixed Farmer
Hi All
Been offered sheep rolls from 2 suppliers
Feeding Mules shortly after scanning for a late Feb /Early March Lambing
What's thoughts on best value feed
Sheep Roll comparison.jpg
 

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
a lot depends on when your going to feed it and what with , winter lambing (jan- march) B , spring lambing flock prob a , but fed along with hay B , fed with quality silage A , though not keen on much sunflower seed , B is def better ration
 

Jinty Mcginty

Member
Mixed Farmer
a lot depends on when your going to feed it and what with , winter lambing (jan- march) B , spring lambing flock prob a , but fed along with hay B , fed with quality silage A , though not keen on much sunflower seed , B is def better ration
Early March Lambing. will be on ad-lib silage after scanning in a few days
Triplets get ad-lib molasses as well
 

Spade

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Livestock Farmer
B definitely appears the better ration but depends what your feeding along side it. Are you lambing inside ? If so how long before! With ration A you can feed a twelfth more for the same price as B . I’m sure you’ll make your own mind up for whatever suits your system and pocket.
 

Jinty Mcginty

Member
Mixed Farmer
B definitely appears the better ration but depends what your feeding along side it. Are you lambing inside ? If so how long before! With ration A you can feed a twelfth more for the same price as B . I’m sure you’ll make your own mind up for whatever suits your system and pocket.
Inside Lambing starting first week of March
Scanning in a few days .
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
B definitely appears the better ration but depends what your feeding along side it. Are you lambing inside ? If so how long before! With ration A you can feed a twelfth more for the same price as B . I’m sure you’ll make your own mind up for whatever suits your system and pocket.

Conversely, assuming your calculations are right, you could feed a twelfth less of the better ration, allowing the ewe to eat more forage and increasing total energy intake.
In reality, I would expect to feed more than that much less to see the same results.

A no-brainer imo, but I’d probably shop round a bit more.
 

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