I’m still learning. I purchased my girls from a dairy so they had production numbers for their dams. I chose three ready to breed for spring, three who will be mature next winter, and one mature gal in milk. Learned a bit about milking by doing one. Dried her off for winter to focus on more infrastructure.
They are grass except I add growth pellets for lactation and babies. My goal is not but I am learning the rotational grazing and my skills so far are unreliable so I supplement with pellets. I’m building a new mineral shaw that will include kelp as a next step.
Goal 1: healthy sheep with babies rotationally grazing and being milked.
Goal 2: phase out inputs.