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Supplementary feeding of sheep, with grain, hay or silage is necessary when pastures or stubbles are deficient in energy and protein.
Confined feeding of sheep in commercial feedlots could benefit Western Australian (WA) producers and processors.The WA lamb supply is seasonal, with a strong supply of lambs finished on green feed
Conﬁnement feeding (also referred to as lot feeding or feedlotting) is an intensive feeding system in a conﬁned area where all, or the majority of, feed and water is supplied to the contained anima
The productivity of sheep is largely governed by the amount of pasture they eat and this is influenced by the quantity of the pasture on offer and its quality.
Dry pastures in Western Australia provide good early feed after senescence but rapidly become unable to maintain stock.
During dry times and drought there are a wide range of alternative feedstuffs that can be used to maintain and grow stock.