I am wondering about the possibility of feeding the whey from our cheese making back to our lambs. We will be processing about 30 gallons of sheep's milk every 3-4 days into rennet-set cheeses - I think this gives sweet whey (over acid whey).
In previous years we have just dumped the whey on gardens as fertilizer but would like to give it to the lambs as extra nutrient if that is suitable. Our lambs are weaned around 45 days when we begin cheese making so any extra will help with their growth.
Should we dilute it at all? Does it need to be pasteurized to stop it from becoming more acidic?
What is your experience?