Prolamb Gold Milk replacer
PROLAMB GOLD milk replacer contains high levels of milk protein resulting in less digestive upsets and allowing excellent feed absorption. The protein and fat levels of 22% ensure that the young lambs are receiving ample energy and protein for growth and development.
- Lambs need a minimum of 15% of their body weight in milk so a 5kg lamb will need approximately 800ml – 1000ml of PROLAMB GOLD Milk Replacer with a mixing rate of 20% e.g. 200 grams of PROLAMB GOLD into 800ml of water. The milk should be mixed warm at 50â°C and fed at 39â°C - 40â°C or body temperature. The initial feeds should be broken down into 4-5 feeds per day and then reduced to three feeds per day after a week. From 8 days+ till weaning, lambs can be fed twice per day at levels increasing up to 700ml per feed.
- Lambs can be weaned when consuming 250grams of concentrate feed, at approximately 35 days. Abrupt weaning is the best practice.
- When it comes to good management practises around rearing lambs, hygiene is critical. Ensure bottles, teats and equipment are clean and sterilised regularly by washing with detergent and hot/boiling water.
- A common issue when rearing orphan lambs is bloat, typically occurring between 3-4 weeks of age, within 2 hours post feeding. It is usually as a result of a rapid intake of large amounts of milk or uneven intake, so it is important to ensure that teats are in good condition and avoid gorging. Lambs can be treated with liquid paraffin to combat gas production from bacteria growth.