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NRM Sheep Nuts

Grain based mineralised feed for sheep

NRM Sheep Nuts are designed to supplement pasture, particularly in times of low pasture growth, and/or, poor pasture quality or where nutrient demands are high.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Quality ingredients in a nut to ensure optimum utilisation and reduced wastage.
  • High levels of digestible energy and metabolisable energy (ME) compared with other supplements such as forages to help sustain sheep during period of feed stress.
  • Highly digestible ingredients for late pregnancy when feed intake is limited.
  • Molasses for increased palatability.
  • A wide range of essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements for flock health and production. This includes vitamins A, D3 and E, as well as trace elements such as zinc, selenium, iodine, cobalt and manganese.
  • Formulated to avoid excess copper content which can be deleterious to sheep.

The NRM quality assurance programme ensures poroduct are quality tested for meet their stated specifications.

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Typical analysis (approx. on a dry matter basis)

Metabolisible Energy*12.2MJ ME/kg DM
Crude Protein12.2%
Fat (minimum)2%
Selenium1mg/kg Added per kg fresh weight
Copper1mg/kg Added per kg fresh weight

*The Metabolisable Energy (ME) values are calculated by a registered laboratory from an equation and are not an actual measured value. Therefore they are only a guide for predicting the energy content of a feed.

Feeding Recommendations

All sheep: Typical feeding rate is 150g/head/day. Optimum feeding rates depend on pasture availability and quality and the age and condition of the sheep. The nuts can be fed at higher levels if required. Feeding up to 500g/head/day may be appropriate in some situations. Transition onto NRM Sheep Nuts by starting with 50g/head/day, ideally for a week before building up to 150g/ head/day over the following 1 to 2 weeks. NRM Sheep Nuts are larger than standard pellets to reduce waste when fed on the ground. Ensure an adequate amount of forage (pasture, hay, silage or fodder crop) is available and access to clean drinking water at all times.

Ingredients selected from

Grain and grain by-products, oilseed meals and by-products (may contain up to 10% palm kernel expeller meal), molasses, legumes (peas or beans), grass seed meal, limestone flour, salt, sodium bentonite, zeolite, vegetable oils, mould inhibitor, vitamins A, D3 and E and trace minerals (cobalt, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium and zinc), flavour.

Ingredients selected to avoid excess copper which can be deleterious especially to some breeds of sheep.

NRM Sheep Nuts contain added cobalt, iodine, manganese, selenium and zinc in addition to calcium, sodium and vitamins A, D and E. Do not use at the same time as any other selenised fertiliser, prill or product and do not exceed the stated dose and frequency without consulting a nutritionist or veterinarian.

To discuss the optimum feeding levels and diet for your flock please call the NRM Nutrition Team on 0800 800 380. Other NRM products may be more suitable for ewes and rams over mating, triplet bearing ewes and milk fed lambs.


Store in a cool, dry and vermin free environment out of direct sunlight. Caution: Do not feed to any animal species other than those stipulated on the label.