This is what a paddock looks like before sheep. Triticale,( a hybrd of wheat and rye) with a sprinkle of alfalfa and mustard. This was to be a field of sugar grass, but mother nature had her plans, and she killed that idea....literally. We sparyed to kill the alfalfa, but as i have said before, it is very tough to kill.
The alfalfa is great food, but the paddocks need to be smaller to prevent bloat. Just a pain in the ass all around as far as i am concerned. Had the grass come in the first time, it would have shaded and killed the alfalfa.
This is a picture of a paddock that was just grazed and is getting water back on it. As you can see the sheep are taking it down to the ground. We would prefer to leave more graze, but the mix of triticale, alfalfa and mustard, does not seem lend itself to leaving more residue.
This is a picture of a paddock that has been grazed 7-14 days ago, and had water. We have not put on any fetilizer other than what the sheep have left. We would have added some sooner if we had to do it again.