Purina® Lamb Starter is designed to help your lambs get off to a great start. This complete lamb feed is formulated with the right balance of grain, roughage, protein, vitamins and minerals to provide essential nutrients when feed intake is typically low in stressed lambs. Purina® Lamb Starter feed contains 16%-protein, 1.5%-fat and high levels of trace minerals and vitamins that help support the immune system, health and optimizes performance of lambs.
|Selenium (Se)||Min||0.3 ppm|
|Vitamin A||Min||5,000 IU/lb|
Lambs should be adjusted gradually to this product (over a period of 5 to 7 days) to reduce the risk of overeating and other digestive disturbances. This ration can be self-fed to lambs if they are properly adjusted to the ration. Do not allow starved lambs access to this feed. Vaccinate all lambs to prevent enterotoxemia (overeating disease) with both C and D toxoid. Keep a constant supply of complete feed available to lambs. Do not allow fine material to accumulate in feeders. Provide adequate bunk space for each animal. Bunks should be well protected and well managed to prevent feed from becoming wet and moldy. When fed from a self-feeder, adjust feeder to minimize quantity of feed accumulating in the trough. Provide free choice salt at all times. Fresh, clean water should be available at all times. In groups of lambs there are certain animals who experience chronic bloat, or other digestive disturbances, and consequently, are poor performers. In addition, excess feed consumption, severe weather changes resulting in erratic feed consumption, and poorly managed feeding practices can increase the incidence of bloat in all lambs. If bloating does occur, the above management practices should be reviewed. Nursing, Orphan and Early Weaned Lambs: Feed to suckling lambs and lambs on milk replacer in creep area as soon as they will eat, usually by one week of age. Receiving Lambs: Feed hay only on the first day lambs are received. Lambs can then be adapted to full feed over the next 5 to 7 days depending on the stress level imposed on the lambs during shipping. Keep feed fresh and clean by feeding once or twice daily. Feed until lambs are weaned or until 6 weeks of age. Then gradually switch lambs to their appropriate grow/finish diet. Lambs can be offered 10% (of their total feed) good quality grass hay in addition to this diet. Caution Store in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects. Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness, performance loss or death.