Kid milk repacer safe for lambs?

by Beverly
(Cleveland, TN)

At the feed store I was given goat (kid milk replacer) I noticed that it has a small amount of copper will this hurt my baby lambs?

First of all only ever use a lamb replacer for lambs, a kid replacer for kids and a calf replacer for calves. Each milk has a different composition and lambs milk has a higher fat content than both that of cows or goats.

Secondly, never feed a replacer to your lambs that contains copper. At worst it can kill your lambs and at best they will end up with enlarged kidneys and livers.

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