I read somewhere to never feed a wether sweet feed. Is this true and what exactly is sweet feed. My grain has molasses in it, do I need to get something else?
Sweet feed is any kind of grain that has molasses in it or on it. Molasses is sweet, hence the term sweet feed. It can be something as simple as COB (corn, oats, and barley which in then mixed with molasses), or something as complex as a complete ration being marketed under a brand name. Oftentimes sweet feed is used to get bottle babies on solid feed because they like the molasses. I know molasses can upset the digestion and change the acidity of the stomach in horses which results in them eating wood, so I would imagine it could cause problems in other animals as well. Personally, I don't feed it....what exactly is sweet feed.