Success in the sheep enterprise can be measured by the percentage of lambs raised and the __________ of lamb marketed.
pounds
Nearly 100% of a sheep's diet is made up of __________.
roughages
In terms of feeding, goats tend to thrive in more __________ terrains than sheep.
rugged
Sheep may also be given __________ with protein, minerals, and vitamins as part of their diet.
supplements
Sheep do best on quality __________ and hay.
pasture
Sheep have a __________ digestive system that allows for the use of pasture and hay.
ruminant
Sheep are not fed __________ except just before and immediately following lambing.
grain
Sheep, like other animals, require __________ basic nutrients.
six
When feeding on lush, green pasture, sheep may go for __________ without drinking water.
weeks
Sheep obtain water not only from obvious sources, but also from feed, __________, and snow.
dew
Corn, oats, wheat, etc. may be added to the feed ration during times of __________, overgrazing, or snow-covered pastures.
drought
The average sheep needs one __________ of water per day.
gallon
Energy, which comes from __________ and fats, is provided chiefly by pasture, hay, and silage.
carbohydrates
Good drinking water is __________.
essential
Sheep need high levels of __________ because they produce wool, which is made up of this.
protein
__________ is considered one of four good sources of protein for sheep.
alfalfa
All of the fat-soluble __________ A, D, E, and K are required by sheep.
vitamins
__________ is an example of a macromineral that sheep require.
potassium
__________ ________ concentrate is often used with lambs being raised for show.
commercial feed
__________ is an example of a micromineral that sheep require.
selenium
A mineral deficiency that may be experienced by range sheep is a __________ deficiency.
phosphorus