Milk substitute for all breeds of sheep. Use for orphaned lambs or when the ewe’s milk is limited.
- Like Ewe’s Milk – formulated to match the composition of sheep milk
- High in Energy – to cater for the high energy demands of lambs and allow early weaning.
- Protein for Growth – including cysteine for healthy fleece growth.
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Whole milk solids, casein, whey protein, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K, biotin, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
5kg, 10kg & 20kg.
Use Sheep Milk Replacer for hand-rearing orphaned lambs or as a supplement when mother's milk is limited. Newborns that did not receive colostrum from the mother may benefit from feeding about 60g of Impact Colostrum Supplement, preferably in the first 24 hours after birth.
Making up Milk
To make 1 litre of milk: Add 200g of powder to 850ml of warm water.
Add half the water to the powder first and mix to a paste. Then add the remaining water and mix thoroughly. Pre-boil the water to ensure it is sterilised. If the water is too hot it can cause the milk to curdle. If it is too cold then it will be difficult to disperse the powder. An electric whisk can be used for mixing larger quantities. Milk can be stored in the fridge for up to a day or can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.
Bottle Feeding - Individual or Young Lambs
Warm milk to about 35°C and feed from a bottle with a commercial lamb teat or Wombaroo D Teat for small lambs. Feed every 4 hours for the first 4 days, reducing this to every 6 hours by week 1 and every 8 hours by week 2. Avoid dehydration during periods of hot weather by giving drinks of pre-boiled water between feeds. Always have clean drinking water available. Consult a veterinarian or experienced breeder for particular advice about husbandry of lambs.
Self Feeding - Groups and Older Lambs
Lambs can be taught to self-feed from a modified bucket with rubber teats attached to the base so that milk gravity feeds into the teats. Ensure the bucket is well-fastened and teats are at least 40cm above the floor. Milk should be offered cold (5°C) when self-feeding, as this reduces overfeeding by lambs and milk spoilage. Self-feeding lambs should drink from 0.8 to 1.1 litres of milk per day, depending on body weight.
Lambs should weigh from 4 to 6kg at birth and grow at a rate of 250 to 400g per day, depending on breed. Where possible, weigh lambs regularly to verify weight gains and determine the correct volume of milk to feed. Overfeeding milk can cause diarrhoea so feed the suggested volumes in the feeding guidelines.
Mother-reared lambs are weaned at 3 to 6 months of age. However, hand reared lambs can be weaned as early as 15 to 20 days as long as body weight is a minimum of 9kg. To entice lambs to eat solids, offer pelleted food soaked in milk. Lambs can be offered high quality, digestible feed and hay from 7-10 days of age. This starts the development of microbial digestion in the stomach. Once they start to eat sufficient quantity of solid food reduce the milk and increase the solids until they are fully weaned.