What're the (particularly hill) sheep farmers thoughts on this:
Currently I have my Blackface ewes on 1lbs of 18% ewe & lamb ration per head per day. They have very rough grazing available and that's it for forage.
As they lamb I'll be moving them down into saved grass. Other years I have continued on feeding them after they have gone into the grass.
Basically, am I pissing money away needlessly in this situation?
Options I see are:
Keep feeding 1lbs per head
Reduce weight per head
cut out feeding and have them make do on grass
Your thoughts please