Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer
Hi-Pro Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer is a Land O’Lakes® product designed to give bottle lambs their best start.
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|Insta*Flake® Process||This process gives a consistent improvement in solubility and sediment scores which allows the milk replacer to mix fast and easy with fewer floaters and edge clingers.|
|Specially-formulated combination of high-quality milk protein and homogenized fats||Provides the protein and energy needed to get lambs off to a fast, healthy start.|
|Added Preservatives||Allows milk replacer to stay fresh longer.|
- Lambs should receive colostrum milk soon after birth. Remove lambs from ewes one day after birth, if possible, and start them on Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer.
- Use the plastic cup provided in the bag to measure Lamb Milk Replacer powder. Mix one level measure (about ¼ pound) of Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer in one pint of warm (110-120°F) water, or for large batches, mix two pounds of Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer with one gallon of warm (110-120°F) water.
Hand Feeding Guidelines:
When hand feeding by bottle, Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer should be fed at body temperature. The following feeding schedule is recommended:
- After colostrum feeding to three days: Feed 1/3 of reconstituted Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer four to five times a day at four-hour intervals.
- From four days to two weeks: Gradually decrease the number of feedings and increase the amount of Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer per feeding. At two weeks of age, feed lambs one cup of reconstituted Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer three times a day.
- From two weeks to weaning: Feed reconstituted Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer twice daily and in gradually increased quantities.
Free Choice Feeding
If using devices to give lambs free access to Ultra Fresh® Lamb Milk Replacer, it should be fed cold at about 40°F. Cold milk is used to limit intake and prevent overeating. When starting lambs on nipples, they require assistance; however, they will adapt readily and nurse independently within one to two days.
- Keep all equipment used for mixing and feeding thoroughly cleaned.
- Provide a high-quality creep feed at a few days of age and continue on a free-choice basis.
- Provide fresh, clean water at all times.
- Lambs should be weaned from milk at four to six weeks of age or when they reach 25 pounds. Abrupt weaning can be used; however, reduced milk replacer feeding a few days prior to weaning to encourage creep intake may be desirable.
- If scours occur:
First: Check environment for drafts and proper temperature.
Second: Evaluate sanitation.
Third: If scours persist, treat with suitable antibiotic as recommended by your veterinarian.
|Crude Protein (min)||25.0%||Copper (min)||4 ppm|
|Crude Fat (min)||30.0%||Copper (max)||8 ppm|
|Crude Fiber (max)||0.15 %||Selenium (min)||0.3 ppm|
|Calcium (min)||0.80%||Vitamin A (min)||20,000 IU/lb|
|Calcium (max)||1.3%||Vitamin D (little 3) (min)||5,000 IU/lb|
|Phosphorous (min)||0.4%||Vitamin E (min)||200 IU/lb|
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