Lamb Feedlot Concentrate Specifications
Lamb Feedlot Concentrate contains a combination of Legumes, Canola Meal, mineral & Vitamin Premix, Acid buff, Bicarb, Bovatec, Limestone, salt, Magnesium Oxide, Eskalin (optional), Canola Oil, Fylaxflo and Urea.
Our lamb feedlot concentrate contains Lasalocid Sodium 33mg/kg (as Bovatec).
Bovatec is a rumen modifier that works to shift rumen fermentation patterns to improve feed conversion efficiency and increase average daily gains.
Lasalocid Sodium has also been shown to decrease the incidence of faecal shedding of coccida (Eimeria Spp.) in sheep.
Eskalin is an optional addition for your lamb feedlot concentrate but you will need to provide us with a vet prescription.
This product does not contain restricted animal material.
Mix 300kg Lamb Feedlot Concentrate with 700kg of barley or oats per tonne.
Lamb Feedlot Concentrate from Reid Stockfeeds is available for bulk deliveries
- Make sure silo is vermin and insect free and cleaned out regularly.
- Best within 12 months of manufacture date.
- Please dispose of packaging thoughtfully.
- This product has been formulated specifically for sheep as described. Feeding this product to horses, other equines and dogs may be fatal. The manufacturer accepts no responsibility if this feed is not fed in accordance with recommendations.
- This product does not contain restricted animal material.
Why Feed Reid?
A diet complete with high quality protein and supplemental minerals will drive appetite and help promote better frame growth for lambs.
Our feed promotes high feed conversion efficiency (FCE), for higher return on investment, lower labour costs and a higher turnover rate.
Lamb Feedlot Concentrate Directions
- Mix 300kg of RSF Lamb Feedlot Concentrate with 700kg of Barley to make up a tonne of feed.
- Introduce the above blended ration over a 21 day period. Begin at 50 – 100 grams/ head/ day, once all lambs are consuming, increase by 50 grams/ head/ day up to desired feed rate, before allowing lambs ad lib access.
- Lambs on ad lib access should consume 3- 3.5% of their liveweight in grain per day (as fed)
- Always offer a source of long fibre (straw or hay).
- Always offer a clean source of water
- Consult Reid Stockfeeds qualified nutritionist for further advice.
- Always provide your sheep with access to clean, fresh drinking water.
- Make any changes to the diet gradually, to allow rumen adaptation.
- Never introduce grain to starving/hungry animals.
- Provide a source of long fibre roughage to optimise rumen function.
- For further information, speak to one of our qualified nutritionists.
Each lamb will need a minimum of 5m2 of yard space, with a maximum of 500 lambs per pen.
Square pens, i.e. 50m x 50m, can be more effective than rectangle designs as they allow animals to move to water or feed points with minimal bully influence.
Troughs need to supply clean, fresh and cool water.
Dirty, stagnant and hot water will decrease voluntary water and feed intake, which can in turn reduce feed conversion efficiency (FCE).
Troughs need to be designed so that they are easy to clean out (note: this should be done daily). They should have a high flow rate, with relatively small surface area to minimise dust and manure contamination.
It is also advisable that a minimum of three days water be on hand (stored in tank) in case of a pump break down.
If stock do not have access to water for an extended period, their feed intake can drop. Grain may need to be reintroduced to the diet gradually.
3-5cm of trough space per animal is recommended when using self-feeders.
Lick feeders can function better than feeders which have large feed troughs as feed will often become soiled and won’t be eaten.
Feeders should reach knee-height on the animal, to discourage the animals from getting in or digging at the feed.
To discourage shy feeders, it is advisable to have more than one feed point in the yard eg. two feeders.
Lambs should be rested with good quality forage and water after transport.
Animals that have travelled large distances should be allowed access to electrolytes.
Lambs should be treated with a 6-in-1 vaccine with B12 prior to induction. Vitamins A, D & E may be required if lambs have been in containment or off green feed for an extended period.
A fecal egg test is also a good idea to assess worm burden.
Crutching and shearing should be done 2-3 weeks before the lambs enter the feedlot so they have time to recover from the stress. Draft lambs into weight-based groups. Groups of lambs that have close weight ranges, normally gain weight more consistently because of lower competition.