Some years ago I had a surplus of cabbages on my farm. They weren’t for sale as they were damaged by hail, so why not give them to my sheep flock? I was certain that sheep could eat cabbages, but I had to check if there were any downsides to doing so, so I spent some time researching. Now let me give you all the info that I gathered regarding sheep and cabbages. Can sheep eat cabbages?
Sheep can eat cabbage, but make sure that you don’t make cabbage the staple of their diet. Hay or grass should be the only main source of sheep nutrition. Cabbage is a leafy vegetable, high in fiber and a good amount of important vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Problematic part is that cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that contains a sizeable amount of goitrogens.