Raising Livestock without Grain
I watched another video that really got me thinking. I’m moving across country and hoping to get settled and buy a house with some pasture soon. I know nothing about growing or maintaining pasture, but I’m guessing that’s a discussion for another thread.
I’m concerned that buying chicken feed will be either difficult or prohibitively expensive by spring. I hope I’m wrong. But if I’m right, what other suggestions do you all have?
I’m looking into geese which I read recently can be mostly raised on pasture. I believe the same is true of lamb. I’d like to keep dairy goats again once I move, but how much milk will they still produce without grain? I don’t know because I had to bring in all their hay, alfalfa, and grain.
Here is the video that got me thinking.
So what are your thoughts and suggestions? Am I being paranoid? What are good options for raising animals without buying outside feed?