Navajo-churro sheep need very little supplement in our Mediterranean climate, oak grasslands. However, there are a few things we do to insure that they not only survive, but truly thrive. We provide kelp, sea salt, and an organic sheep mineral, free choice at all times to make sure they are getting all the nutrients and minerals they need. We use organic apple cider vinegar in their drinking water to aid in overall health and keep worms and parasites at bay. We use a variety of herbs and plants whenever an animal is sick or stressed. We never ever use antibiotics, chemical wormers, chemical fly spray, or anything of that nature. When we feed hay in the winter we buy local “no spray” alfalfa and dry farmed forage hay. The most important thing we do to keep our sheep and our rangeland healthy and thriving is our pasture management. We move our sheep to a new patch of grass every few days. Manure never builds up in one place too long, grass is not eaten down too low, and the sheep are never sleeping and eating in the dirt where parasites and worms tend to be. We are simultaneously building organic matter, putting down fertilizer, and thus improving our pastures year after year. We are grass farmers first. If the soil is healthy, the grass is healthy, the sheep are healthy, the birds are healthy, and so are we who eat the meat in the end.