Easy Homemade Milk Replacer for Lambs
I have success with this very easy replacer. Have raised a dozen or more using this recipe.
1 & 1/3 cups of full cream milk powder
Mix up to 1 litre with cold water
Add 1/2 cup thicked cream &
Use this mix for 1st 2 weeks.
At 3 weeks only add 1/4 cup of cream to milk mix and 1 egg
Use this for 3rd & 4th weeks. Slowly wean lambs to 500 - 600mls 3 times a day.
I'm currently feeding two 5 week olds who are now on 7am 500ml 12pm 500ml then 500 at 5pm and their last feed of 500 at 9pm. Come next Monday I will have them on 3 feeds of 600ml. They are eating mashed corn meal, grass & hay along with my roses if I don't keep an eye on them. From 8 weeks drop to 2 feeds, I like to make them around 10am then 6pm.
Have raised very healthy sheep using this routine with no scouring or any other problems. Merryn @ The Funny Farm, Gordon, Tasmania
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