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Pregnant & Lactating Ewes

FEEDING PREGNANT EWES

Ewes should be scanned approximately 8 weeks before lambing. A feeding strategy should be worked out to leave them in optimal condition for lambing. Taking into account whether they are carrying triplets, twins or single lambs.

Forage quality should also be established so that the correct concentrate can be chosen. Lower quality silages or flocks where litter sizes are high will benefit from being supplemented with our new Hi Lac Ewe with Lamb 20%. Where silage quality is lower or lower rates the 18% or 19% nut may suffice. Always consult your technical sales representative.

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Weeks before Lambing 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Kgs of Concentrate 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8

NOTE

  • When feed levels rise above 0.5Kg the feed should be split between 2 feeds
  • Triplets should receive 20% more while singles should receive 20% less
As a guide, each ewe will require 25 Kg of concentrate pre lambing.

*Remember that with a 100 ewe flock, spending €10 per ton extra on a better quality diet will only

FEEDING PREGNANT EWES

As with the dairy cow, it is important that the ewe has adequate nutrition to meet her peak milk supply if she is to produce enough milk over her 4 month lactation period and maximize the weight of her lambs.

Feeding a quality concentrate post lambing is essential if grass supplies are scarce or forage quality is insufficient. If the ewes milk is compromised it will take a toll on her lambs and may cause a severe setback.

Young lactating ewes particularly benefit from concentrate supplementation post lambing as it helps to avoid excessive loss of body condition score.

UFL: 1 UFL is the net energy content of 1kg of air dry standard barley (fresh weight); all other raw materials are ranked accordingly thereafter. The higher the UFL value, the higher the feeding value of the feedstuff.

NSE187: EWE WITH LAMB 20 HI LAC

  • One of the best 20% Crude Protein ewe nuts on the market for pregnant and lactating ewes
  • Contains high percentages of soya bean meal
  • Includes Full Fat Soya to maximise by‐pass protein & increase energy density of the ration
  • Designed for supplementation with silage with <10% DM to help promote optimal milk production and colostrum
  • Ideally suitable for sheep with a high lambing percentage
  • High in energy and digestible fiber to help prevent any pre‐lambing upsets
  • Includes Cal Mag (10 grams in 1 Kg) to help prevent tetany when ewes are let out to grass after lambing
  • Contains a high level of Selenium and Vit E;
    − helps reduce retained placentas
    − ensures good muscle tone at lambing
    − improves colostrum quality to ensure strong lambs
  • High in Iodine to help prevent weak lambs
  • Not for intensive feeding of lambs
  • 1.08 UFL (DM basis), PDIE 128g & PDIN 161g
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NSE177: EWE WITH LAMB 19

  • Very popular 19% Crude Protein nut for pregnant and lactating ewes
  • Formulated to provide good quality by‐pass protein (high in soya bean meal & maize distillers) and rumen degradable protein (rapeseed meal). This ensure ewes have plenty of milk at lambing down and good quality colostrum
  • High in energy and digestible fiber to help prevent any pre‐lambing upsets
  • Can be used in most scenarios where forage is of medium quality
  • Includes Cal Mag (10g in 1Kg) to help prevent tetany when ewes are let out to grass after lambing
  • Contains a high level of Selenium and Vit E;
    − helps reduce retained placentas
    − ensures good muscle tone at lambing
    − improves colostrum quality to ensure strong lambs
  • Contains high levels of Iodine to help prevent weak lambs
  • Not for intensive feeding of lambs
  • 1.06 UFL (DM basis), PDIE 122g & PDIN 150g
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NSE157: EWE WITH LAMB 18

  • 18% Crude Protein nut for pregnant and lactating ewes
  • High in energy (wheat/barley) and digestible fiber (soya hulls) to help prevent any pre‐ lambing upsets
  • Aids in the prevention of grass tetany through its inclusion of Cal Mag (10 grams/1kg)
  • Contains a high level of Selenium and Vit E;
    − helps reduce retained placentas
    − ensures good muscle tone at lambing
    − improves colostrum quality to ensure strong lambs
  • Contains high levels of Iodine to help prevent weak lambs
  • Do not feed to ram lambs (due to high Mg level)
  • Suitable for supplementation with grass silage where protein levels are >11%
  • Not for intensive feeding of lambs
  • UFL 1.04 (DM basis), PDIE 118 grams and PDIN 144 grams
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CSE063: EWE WITH LAMB 18 COARSE

  • Premium 18% Crude Protein coarse ration
  • Cereal based high energy coarse ration to ensure positive energy balance in ewe prior to and following lambing
  • Contains high quality protein sources – soyabean meal to max. milk production
  • Contains a high spec mineral and vitamin supplement to optimise Ewe and Lamb health
  • Contains a high level of Iodine to prevent weak lambs
  • Aids in the prevention of grass tetany through its inclusion of Cal Mag (10 grams/1kg)
  • Not for intensive feeding of lambs
  • UFL 1.05 (DM basis), PDIE 119 and PDIN 142 grams
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SHEEP COBS

  • 18% CP Sheep Cobs designed for outdoor ground feeding to ewes
  • High in energy to give vital supplies of energy to the ewe
  • Designed to prevent twin lamb disease and ensure healthy viable lambs
  • Includes Cal Mag (10 grams in 1 Kg) to help prevent tetany
  • Contains a high level of Selenium and Vit E;
  • Helps reduce retained placentas
  • nsures good muscle tone at lambing
  • Improves colostrum quality to ensure strong lambs
  • High in Iodine to help prevent weak lambs
  • Not for intensive feeding of lambs
  • UFL 1.05 (DM basis), PDIE 119 grams and PDIN 147
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NUTRI EWE WITH LAMB

  • 18% Crude Protein nut for pregnant & lactating ewes
  • Economical Nut
  • Contains high levels of native barley
  • Contains vitamins and minerals, supplying the full spectrum of essential elements to optimise Ewe and Lamb health
  • High level of Iodine to prevent weak lambs
  • Includes Cal Mag to help prevent tetany when ewes are let out to grass after lambing
  • Cal Mag 10 grams in 1 Kg
  • Not for feeding of lambs
  • UFL 1.00 (DM basis), PDIE 114 and PDIN 138 grams
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