Many farmers are wondering why the flock eats much, but grows very slowly.

Today ,we will talk about several reasons why sheep grow slowly.

• The stomach of the sheep is unhealthy and has parasites.

Because sheep eat roughage and pasture and often touch the ground, the digestive tract is susceptible to various nematodes, flukes, and mites.  Sheep are also susceptible to infestation of mites and maggots.

After the body of the sheep is infected with parasites, the conversion rate of the feed is affected. The protein and energy utilization rate of appetite reduction and absorption is reduced, and the quality and weight gain effect of carcass are also reduced, which in turn affects the economic benefits of aquaculture.

• Irregular formula

Unreasonable formula ingredients can not only provide balanced and comprehensive supply of nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed for sheep to grow, but also waste raw materials and capital. Therefore, whether the formula is scientific and the amount of each component is appropriate is also the key. (related product: sheep trough)

• Protein feed and energy feed are not very good quality

If the protein feed and the energy feed have mildew, it will cause the appetite of the sheep to decline, and even refuse to eat, vomit, and can cause diseases such as chronic diarrhea, so that the growth rate is slow.

• Choosing the wrong forage

Different fodders contain very different nutrients.

Forages with higher nutritional value include alfalfa, ryegrass, sudangrass, high denier, chicory, and white clover. Among them, alfalfa is the best. Alfalfa stems and leaves are rich in protein, minerals, vitamins and carotene.

If wheat straw is selected as the forage of sheep, its nutrients are few and there is no help for the growth of the sheep.

• Insufficient concentrate feeds

Sheep need to consume appropriate concentrate feeds every day. Although it is not necessary to feed too much, it should not be insufficient.

Do not reduce the daily supply of sheep in order to save the cost of concentrate feeds .

If the intake of concentrates is insufficient, the growth of sheep will inevitably be affected in the long run.

• Poor environment in the sheepfold

Environmental factors mainly include temperature, humidity, air, sanitation, and stocking density. The better these factors are controlled, the greater the promotion of sheep growth.

If the environment is not suitable, the high production performance can not be fully exerted, and the feed conversion rate will also be reduced, resulting in waste.

Moreover, even some epidemic prevention measures are difficult to control the occurrence of epidemics and affect economic benefits.

Therefore, environmental conditions also have an important impact on the growth of sheep.