In the summer months we don't feed the sheep or goats except when we want to move them. Our 29 acres has enough grass if the season is a reasonable one for them to find their own food. In the winter months we feed them hay and sheep nuts.
We buy Lucerne Hay from a supplier in the town to the south of us - a windy 200km round trip. The road heads through bush that was almost all burnt just over a year ago but is regenerating well. It is not a good road if you are a passenger and you suffer from car sickness.
Our stock crate can take about 20 bales if they are packed tight. We will probably need a similar amount later in winter. Two loads has normally been enough to see us through but we have more animals this year so we shall have to see.