Pasture is a natural source of food for the sheep. It is their primary source of diet from which they derive their nutrition. A pasture, as we know, is an open area or a landscape covered with legumes, grass or a mixture of grass and other species of plants such as weeds.
Although vegetation growing on a pasture is their natural diet, they appear to be less interested in grazing on fescue and the bluegrass variety of grass, which are generally used for home lawns. It is observed that the sheep seem to have a liking for a coarser type of grass that include the following:
■ Reed canarygrass
■ Cow peas
■ Birdsfoot trefoil