What grain/mix do you feed to fresh ewes to help with milk production?

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Cat, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    The thread regarding "corn" made me wonder what other's feed their ewes after lambing to help with milk production and all that jazz. It's always nice (I think) to see what other's do that I might not ever consider doing otherwise. Anyone care to share?
     
  2. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    See post below on "Concentrate Mixture".


    From the Concentrate Mixture post:

    This is the Concentrate supplement feed we feed to sheep and boer goats. Each gets their own mineral supplements plus good horse quality alfalfa and a mix of sudan and Coastal hay (free choice).

    Ingredient, QTY(lbs), Digest Prot %, Protein wt/100 lbs

    Corn, 20, 0.067, 1.34

    Oats, 20, 0.094, 1.88

    Wheat Whole, 20, 0.111, 2.22

    Soy Meal, 20, 0.375, 7.5

    Alfalfa Pellets, 10, 0.118, 1.18

    Molasses, 10, 0, 0

    Salt, 1, 0, 0

    14.12% digestable protein


    Cost works out at about $6.00 per 50 lb bag. Nutrient analysis numbers are from Morrisons Feed and Feeding book. Remember digestable protein is always lower than crude protein.

    I also feed this to my chickens and rabbits, except for the rabbits I add additional alfalfa pellets.
     

  3. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    Thank you YFR!

    I have a great feedmill that works with me on my rations and I love being able to go to him and get fresh feed. I will give him your recipe and see what he thinks.

    Thanks!