When selecting the species most suited to a grazing situation, producers should answer a few questions as to how their personal goals play into a proper choice. Are they interested in bottom line profits, fun, value added products, as well as evaluate the other responsibilities that come with that choice? Factors include: How hard do you want to work? Do you want to have to shear the animals and then is there an economic reward for doing so or is it a cost that provides no return? Can the milk be turned into a valuable product such as artisan cheese? Are you committed to milking those animals 365 days a year? With this new enterprise are there other infrastructure needs to adequately take care of the new added species?

Grassroots of Grazing: More Sheep Tips
Jim Gerrish
American GrazingLands Services LLC, Patterson ID USA
August 2014
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