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|jd820||Posted 05/10/12 11:25PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|PeteM||Posted 05/10/12 11:52PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Genetics, good milking ewes and a good creep feeding system.|
|jd820||Posted 05/10/12 11:59PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|they are 10 week old lambs with good genetics had yearling mothers that didnt milk well so tring to play catch
|bigiron59||Posted 05/11/12 08:56AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|they should come on just fine after they get over weaning. Good feed, minimal hay(I tell all my feeders, a handful of hay. That is like a single serving of spagetti for you. That amount of hay.) I would make sure and vaccinate for the clostridials 2 or 3 times. These ewe may not have passed on much immunity to thier lambs, if they did not milk well. High growth rate, means a little lower pretien, , We feed a 18 to 20 greep, then a 16 grower if I need more growth. |
|SHADOWRAN||Posted 05/11/12 10:06AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|bigiron I know some people a big serving of spagetti is like a block of hay,lol and they are still skinny, those people make me mad,lol|
|DonD1||Posted 05/11/12 10:29AM Changed 05/11/12 10:30AM|
|The basics matter
- clean water
- clean pen
- enough feeder space for each lamb
- proper vaccinations and deworming
Type of feed - club lamb style lambs IMO need at least 2% more protein than commercial lambs due to the larger muscle mass. Lot's of type of feeds that get lambs to grow good. If growth is only issue I prefer 4 parts whole corn 1 part oats + either a lamb supplement pellet or a mixed soybean meal + appropriate minerals and vitamins needed to get to the protein level and meet the micro-nutrient needs. This ration is a combination of what feed stuffs are readily available my area and how the lambs respond to those choices. We're in the corn belt so corn and soybean meal are good choices. We don't feed that ration anymore as we now are on a DDG + Soyhull ration. It works, it's slightly cheaper but my gut feel is the old fashioned whole corn + oats makes them grow slightly faster.
If their show lambs I'd go with a more sophisticated diet but it's to improve how they look and handle not for faster growth as we find we get slightly slower growth with the show feeds.
Another point is have the lambs relatively matched in size in the pen. If your new group of lambs are with bigger lambs from the older ewes they will always be pushed around by the "big boys". Divide them into two groups by size and the smaller ones will grow faster.
|jd820||Posted 05/13/12 11:07PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|i been raising horned dorsets for 12 yrs now and just started with breeding club lambs big difference the dorset lambs and the club lambs always bought club lambs at 60 pounds and was fine raising them to 130 i think another part of my lambs being small is they lambed mid march while lambs needed born around 1st of feb for our fairs a new the risk trying to breed young ewes would give me late lambs i just hope they hit the 100 pound range|
|CoonHunter||Posted 05/14/12 07:39AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|DonD1 has all the tips
one more to add to his list is do not eat yellow snow.
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