will I need to winter my 5 black welsh mountain sheep? It's my first year for sheep. It has been so hot and dry that we got a poor second cutting, and will not get a third cutting. Neighbor who cuts the hay gets 1st and 3rd cuttings. I have about 50 bales of good hay (about 50 # each), and 10 bales of 3 year old hay. Usually get about 100 bales, and that has always been more than enough to feed and bed whatever livestock we have, and mulch the garden as well. You can see the harvest is really poor. Have been going through sheep books from the library, and have so far not found a formula. Figure I'll need to buy some, and want more than enough to be safe and to feed in the spring until the grass reestablishes. That would be about 6 months. Can anyone offer an estimate?