Little Bo Boop Posted January 11, 2009 Report Share Posted January 11, 2009 Anyone have any experience with feeding PPC to sheep? I have a number of large stands of spineless PP, I had to cut some back, and gave some of the pads and the tuna's to the sheep, they seemed to think it a pretty nice treat, as it was green, and with our drought, they've not seen much green in the last 6 months or so. I did some research on line, and it would seem that livestock do pretty well on it as a feed. There were a number of sheep studies as well, and the feed was praised for its nutritional content, and in addition it had the added bonus of having a very high moisture content. So, it got me to thinking, I can grow that stuff like crazy out here, I have to be careful it doesn't get out of control, and it takes no care/work/water on my part...I wonder if it would be worth it to plant some more, with the intent of harvesting it for feed. Obviously I wouldn't go straight PPC but might it cut down on the hay I have to feed? Also how would you feed it? just toss the pads or would cutting or chopping them up be better? Betty Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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