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Weaning Stragey, Early and Standard

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Critical Timing

TO DO Notes

Observations & Applications

Supplements & Treatments

10 Days

Prior To

Weaning

Start to feed small amount 100 grams, of Oats or Lupins to Lambs while still running with Ewe. Approx 6-10 days

Feed grain either in self feeder or by trail. This small imprinting sets up the Lamb for future acceptance of supplements. Feeding small amounts of hay will also aid weaning. Introduce Transforce Weanaid @ 5 ml/hd/day in water or liberally applied to hay.

1.Oats/Lupins @100 grams/hd/day

2.Quality Cereal or legume hay

3.Grazeforce Weaner Supplement

4. Transforce Weanaid Liquid

 

1 day before weaning

Bring stock close to yards. Continue to feed quality hay, treated with Transforce Weanaid Liquid @ 5ml hd/day

Make sure water is available and yards are ready for weaning. Allow quality hay free choice and Grazeforce Weaner free choice.

If hay is at premium, grain fed twice per day with added Lambgrow Pellet @ 2.5% can be used.

1. Quality Cereal, Pasture or Legume Hay.

2.Transforce Weanaid Liquid

3. Grazeforce Weaner Supplement free choice.

 

Day of Weaning

Treat water with Transforce Weanaid. Allow access to hay. Draft and treat EWES then return to paddock. Lambs should be inspected, treated and held in yards or close paddock with access to Hay, Water treated with Transforce Weanaid.

Once treated and inspected Ewes can be returned to grazing, provide hay for 2 days. Lambs should remain in yards or close paddock for at least 4 days. Treatments of water with Transforce Weanaid and quality hay to continue.

1.Vaccinate using 6:1

2.Treat EWE and Lamb with Vitamin B12

3.Vitamin A,D&E Drench to lamb and Ewe

4.Quality Hay free Choice

5.Grazeforce Weaner Supplement free choice.

 

 

Days 2-3

Continue as above

Clean out water trough. Re introduce Transforce Weanaid @5 ml/hd/day. Continue quality hay and Grazeforce Weaner Supplement

Do Not feed straw, only quality hay.

1. Quality Cereal, Pasture or Legume Hay.

2. Transforce Weanaid Liquid 5/ml/hd/day

Grazeforce Weaner Supplement free choice.

 

Days 4-5

Return Lambs to fresh paddock with access to Quality hay. And Grazeforce Weaner Supplement free choice

Re-check ewe and top up hay if required. Ewes can have access to good grazing supplement like GrazeMin free choice if required and dependant on season

Quality Hay to continue.

Transforce Weanaid @ 5ml/hd/day

Grazeforce Weaner Supplement free choice to continue.

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