Grazing, Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices
The 75 Jacob sheep are currently on rotational grazing and spend 24 hours a day on pasture. They are brought into the barn only in inclement weather. Three guardian dogs live with them and protect the stock from predators. Rabbits and meat birds are housed in mobile units that allow them 24 hour access to fresh grass. The chickens follow the sheep in rotation. The rabbits are currently being rotated on the site of our future orchard to fertilize the area. Animals will live their entire lives at Sugarfield, on pasture with organic supplements when needed.