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    What do sheep eat?

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    Aren't sheep mostly grass fed? Do they ever eat grain? What about lamb for sale in my local grocery store? Would it be grass fed -- or would I have to go somewhere special to get grass fed lamb like I do to get grass fed beef?
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    In NZ they eat grass....
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    In the UK too.

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    Whole Foods here marks all their grass-fed meats with a green label clearly indicating it as such. I noticed their ground lamb didn't have the green label.

    My assumption with all large companies is that unless something is labelled grass-fed, organic, bgh-free, non-GMO, or anything else with a specific legal definition, it's traditionally raised. I might be wrong, but I'd rather err on the side of caution.

    You could ask the grocery store for its source.
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    They mostly eat grass here in Aus, but if grass is scarce farmers will supplement with grain... My FIL used to supp with oats I think. The sheep would still eat whatever grass they could get though.

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    u.s. raised lamb is more and more often fed with grain. i've stopped buying it.
    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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    Lamb is a fairly safe bet as it will have been on milk for much of its life, should go onto grass, but even if grain fed, they don't usually have a long life on solids, poor, tasty things!

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    Luckily it's all grass fed here in the uk, I buy mine from a local farm which is fab

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    What do sheep eat?

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    The guy at the meat counter at Whole Foods told me that lamb is always grass-fed. I'm not sure if he meant that lamb is always grass-fed everywhere or if it's just that the lamb at Whole Foods is always grass-fed.

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