Hubbard® Life has several products designed for your flock. You can learn more about these products made specifically for lambs and sheep by visiting the Sheep Section of our website or at your local Hubbard dealer.
Hubbard Feeds offers several other products that should be on hand at the outset of lambing. On the farm ‘newborn’ animals are the most vulnerable and require the greatest degree of care and attention. Their relatively small size exposes them to the elements and things can go bad quickly. It is important that adequate shelter be provided for those first few weeks of life. Of all the animals, lambs seem especially vulnerable; again their size is a big part of the equation. The milk and other feed that they need must be nutrient rich as their capacity to eat is small making each bite critical that it be packed full of nutrition.
Following is some information on some products that will help during this most stressful time of life for a new-born lamb.
Hubbard® Life Multi-Species Milk Replacer (36548)
Used to replace or supplement the mother’s milk. It comes in a small package and can be resealed and frozen for later use. Can be mixed with warm water or used as a top dress.
OptiPrime™ Colostrum Replacer and Supplement (29845)
Each 500 gram packet of OptiPrime™ contains 150 grams of globulin protein, 20% highly digestible fat, key vitamins and minerals, and is formulated with NeoTec4 essential fatty acid technology to support optimum immune system development, intestinal health, and meet critical energy requirements.
OptiLamb Paste (8039)
Baby lambs are vulnerable to a wide range of health challenges and environmental stress in the first weeks of life. OptiLamb paste can help support the lamb’s digestive system when they are exposed to the pathogens that can result in scours, dehydration and, in severe circumstances, death. OptiLamb provides a source of beneficial bacteria and antibodies to help restore normal digestive function during challenging times.
Hubbard Lamb Milk Replacer (7485)
Hubbard Lamb Milk Replacer provides highly digestible, all-milk protein. Feeding an all-milk based milk replacer typically results in greater lamb performance. Hubbard Lamb Milk Replacer is acidified, this reduces bacterial spoilage, increases shelf life, and typically reduces the incidence of scours and improves lamb performance. (25 lb. bag)
Commercial Sheep Program
Hubbard Sheep Feeds are formulated specifically for lambs and sheep on larger, commercial farms.
CRYSTALYX® Sheep-lyx™ and Premium Goat & Sheep™ Barrels (7248 & 700R)
These nutrient dense supplements are 16% and 24% protein respectively. By offering these products you can improve forage intake and digestion in all classes of sheep.
Posted on 1/10/2014 by Dr. Dave Whittington | Category: Sheep
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