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Simply Sheep

Discussion in 'Goats and Sheep' started by Beekissed, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Aug 13, 2019
    sumi

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    I love his coloring. He's looking mighty fine.
     
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    The past few days I noticed my formerly very black sheep was turning a bit reddish brown on top...did some research and it could be the use of the sulfur block. It can decrease the uptake of copper in the diet and create a copper deficiency. Since I'm feeding a mineral that has plenty of copper in it, I know it's not the copper content in the mineral mix.

    All the same, I'll be adding a commercial loose mineral mix to the sheep's mix to make sure...but first I'm removing that sulfur block and see what changes happen. They've sampled that block quite a bit...and I haven't seen any decrease in the amount of gnats and horse flies plaguing them, so the sulfur keeps away biting insects theory is a bust.
     
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