Rearing Lambs with Milk Replacer
Whether it is mother’s milk or milk replacer, milk intake is crucial for the first 6 weeks of a lamb’s life, after this their reliance on grass increases.
SC Feeds Ultra Lamb is a top-quality milk replacer designed to suit most rearing systems. This highly digestible product supports optimal growth and development through its specifically developed formulation using carefully selected milk solids, a balanced blend of vegetable fats and oils; homogenized and emulsified for maximum digestibility, along with vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
SC Feeds Ultra Lambs key features include; an active ß-glucan that supports a lamb’s innate immunity (a form of defence mechanism), to combat challenging conditions whilst safeguarding performance. The milk replacer is acidified, which lowers milk replacer pH which in turn reduces the risk of harmful bacteria proliferation in the milk. It can be fed to support an ideal intestinal pH to encourage ‘good’ bacteria to proliferate in the Gastrointestinal Tract. It also contains flavours and sweeteners to encourage intakes.
The feeding guidelines for JPA Ultra Lamb are 200g of milk replacer to 800ml of water (to make 1 litre).
To give Newborn lambs the best start in life colostrum quantity, quality and timing are key. Newborn lambs should receive a minimum of 50ml/kg of body weight of colostrum within the first 6 hours of life, within 24hrs of life, a newborn should have received the equivalent of 200ml/kg body weight in colostrum, for example, 4kg lamb (typical birthweight for upland ewes) should receive 0.8L of colostrum.
For more information on our Lamb Milk Replacer, get in touch with your local SC Feeds Sales Specialist, call 0800 262 397 or shop Ultra LambGo back