Organic Sheep Production by Green Barely Grass Fodder


Istenbat House for Agriculture Establishment breeds and fattens groups of sheep. Its nutrition is mainly depending on green barely grass fodder; organic food free from any chemicals or bio pollutions. Sheep nutrition on green barely grass fodder have resulted in many benefits and can be briefed in the following:

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Nutrition of sheep groups on green barely grass fodder resulted at increasing sheep growth rate with an average of 250-300 gram per a day.
It was noticed that sheep's liveliness and energy are increasing. This is due to the fact that this fodder contains a balanced percentage of wetness. Consequently, it has the relieving effect that lessens the harm of exposing the animal to environment stress especially water stress (thirsty) animals are exposed to during the hotness of summer months. And so, the animal eats the pellets added to it green barely grass fodder. Its physiological act is not affected in digestion and absorption processes. This way the animal keeps its weight as well as its production rates of meat and milk are not affected. Consequently, the amount of required fodder for producing one kilogram meat and milk is decreased.
It was noticed that sheep groups nutrition on green barely grass fodder grants them with good health and immunity against dangerous diseases. This is because the fodder is rich with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that other traditional fodders lake. Moreover, this fodder is healthy safe and it was produced without using fertilizers or pesticides and fungicides.
It was noticed that there is a visible improvement in the general look of the animal after eating green barely grass fodder. This appears in its shape, body cleanliness and wool whiteness so, animals groups appear as if they are nearly washed.
Green barely grass sprouts contains organic compounds and a juicy chemicals with agreeable taste to the animal. This increases its appetite and its acceptance to the other added ingredients to the pellets mixed with green barely grass fodder. The animal eats a big quantity of it and this saves the quantity of the other expensive traditional fodder. As a result, sheep production costs decrease when they are fed with green barely grass fodder.
It was noticed that the approach of a male sheep increases to a female sheep when sheep groups are fed with green barely grass fodder. It was also noticed that the rates of producing twins increased. The reason is that this fodder is rich with vitamins and Beta-carotene compounds.
Feeding sheep with green barely grass fodder and adding to it a concentrated fodder contains 14% protein resulted in increasing growth rate to reach 300 grams per a day. Therefore, the required period to increase the weight of a sheep at the beginning of a fattening circulation from 25 to 50 kilograms at the end of it is nearly100 days. This followed system in sheep nutrition gets 600 S.A.R. (160 Dollars) daily to every 100 fattened sheep. As a result, three fattening circulation can be done every year.
Green barely grass fodder is available fresh all the year cross the 365 days with both a fixed price and a high nutritional value.
The researcher Intissar Eshtayeh (2004) agrees with that in her study at the effect of green barley grass fodder on Awass sheep performance. She founded that feeding these sheep with green barely grass fodder increases milk rate, its quality, meat rate and twins percentage. Furthermore, there were no healthy problems to sheep groups during experiments.
Intissar Eshtayeh. 2004. A new source of fresh green feed (Hydroponic Barley for Awass sheep. M.Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Graduate Studies. An-najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.