Dairy Sheep Feed (17% Crude Protein – 2500 Kcal Metabolizable Energy/kg)
Dairy Sheep Feed is a concentrate feed, which alone or in combination with grains (maize, barley, or wheat) provides quality protein, energy, and other nutrients at optimum levels for high yielding dairy sheep.
Raw Materials Used for the Production of Sheep Milk Feed
Dairy Sheep Feed is manufactured from corn, barley, corn gluten, soybean meal (46% crude protein), canola meal, sunflower meal (36% crude protein-dehulled), dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS), and wheat bran.
Raw Materials NOT Used for the Production of Sheep Milk Feed
Wheat (causes rumen lactic acidosis due to faster starch digestion), urea (NPN), ammonium sulphate (NPN), sunflower hulls, sunflower meal (28% crude protein), animal byproducts, all food industry wastes (biscuits, pastry, chocolate, chips, nuts, etc.) are not used in the manufacturing of Manav Yem products.
Advantages of Use
Dairy Sheep Feed contains quality protein and energy sources to obtain maximum microbial protein synthesis in the rumen.
Dairy Sheep Feed provides all amino acids at optimum concentrations for maximum milk yield; on the other hand, reduces nitrogen (urea) losses.
Dairy Sheep Feed keeps blood urea nitrogen (BUN) within normal ranges and thereby enhances reproductive efficiency.
Dairy Sheep Feed reduces the risk of pregnancy toxemia in twin or multiple bearing pregnant sheep.
Dairy Sheep Feed maintains high lactation persistency, thereby slows down the physiological decrease in milk yield, which in turn improves lactation milk yield in sheep.
Dairy Sheep Feed with safe (slowly digested) starch sources reduces the risk of rumen lactic acidosis and minimizes the acidosis-born problems such as mammary inflammation, scours, and lameness.
The inclusion of high-quality premix (vitamins and minerals) in Dairy Sheep Feed improves milk yield performance and reproductive efficiency (twin gestations); on the other hand, provides protection nutritional based metabolic disorders (milk fever, lameness).
Toxin-born problems in the liver, mammary glands mastitis), reproductive system (lack of estrus and/or infertility), and digestive system (scours) do not develop due to the safe use of raw materials in the manufacturing.
Recommendations for Use
Dairy Sheep Feed is fed to pregnant sheep in the late dry period and/or lactating sheep, depending on the daily potential milk yield throughout the lactation.
Dairy Sheep Feed is used in dairy or breeder sheep farms, which possess roughages such as silage and hay.
Dairy Sheep Feed should be given in a mixed total ration with roughage (corn silage, alfalfa hay, straw, sugar beet pulp, vetch hay, etc.) to lactating sheep.
Depending upon the milk yield, 1 to 2 kg of Dairy Sheep Feed can be given to the lactating sheep and this amount should be gradually reduced to 100 to 250 g as the lactation progresses.
Sheep consuming concentrate feed should have free access to drinking water, roughage, and mineral blocks.
A 7 day transient period from the present feed to Dairy Sheep Feed must be done for the adaptation of the digestive tract.
Feeding should be done at the same time of the day and sudden changes in ration should be avoided.
Quality roughages other than straw should be given to sheep in the postpartum period.
In the use of silage feeding, one should make sure that silage is free of molds for sheep health concerns.