Another interesting topic in sheep nutrition. So, you have a large quantity of stale bread available, or you’re in a position to acquire bread for cheap and are considering using it to feed animals on your farm. Should you do it? And more importantly, should you let your sheep eat bread?
It’s ok to give your sheep bread but in small doses. Feed them bread just on special occasions, either as a treat or as a source of nutrition when nothing else is available. Bread contains fats that are harmful to sheep when consumed in larger quantities, e.g. it can lead to sheep obesity, among other health issues. If the sheep is unhealthy fat, it’ll have a blob of fat above its tail at the end of the backbone. A good recommendation for sheep owners is to be cautious with bread around sheep because sheep are very fond of it and if the bread is left available to them, sheep will gladly overdo it and overeat themselves.