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Three Ewes
SAMPLE FLOCK
HEALTH & FEEDING
PROGRAMS

EWE FLOCK PROGRAM

Health Program: Deworming 3–4 times per year. Typically first deworming at pasture turn–out. Then again 3 weeks later, (as needed mid–summer deworming for tapeworms), then last deworming prior to coming into the barns for the winter.

Vaccinations: Pre–breeding with abortion vaccines if needed.
Pre–lambing (3–4 weeks) CD/T vaccine (& pneumonia vaccine if needed).

Ewe Feeding Program

Feed Needed Per Ewe /Year
1. Year–round access to free choice ‘Sheep Mineral’ (3/4 to 1 ounce daily)
22.00 lbs.
2. Maintenance = pasture and hay only for open and early gestation period.
3. Late Gestation = last 4 weeks; feeding good quality first cutting hay.
0.3 lbs. 45% Ewe Supplement /day X 28 days = lbs. 45% Ewe Supplement
9.00 lbs.
1.00 lbs. Corn(grains) /ewe/ day X 28 days = lbs. corn per ewe in gestation.
28.00 lbs.
3.50 lbs. Hay/day X 28 days = lbs. hay needed in gestation.
98.00 lbs.
4. Lactation = 8 weeks; feeding good quality legume or legume mixed hay.
0.3 lbs. 45% Ewe Supplement /day X 60 days =lbs. supplement in lactation.
18.00 lbs.
2.00 lbs.Corn (grains)ewe/day X 60 days = lbs. corn needed in lactation.
120.00 lbs.
4.25 lbs. Hay (range 3.5 to 4.5lbs.) X 60 days = lbs. hay needed in lactation.
255.00 lbs.
Total Annual Ewe Requirements Sheep Mineral (free choice) = 22 lbs.
For Hunter Nutrition Products: 45% Ewe supplement = 27 lbs.

LAMB PROGRAM

Health Program:

At birth = Survive! and their mother’s colostrum.
At docking/castrating = TAT vaccine (tetanus antitoxin).
At 4–6 weeks of age = 1st CD/T vaccine (overeating/tetanus).
At 8–10 weeks of age = 2nd CD/T vaccine and deworm.
Lambs might need 1-2 more dewormings.

Lamb Feeding Program
Feed Needed Per Lamb /Year
1. Birth to Weaning (60 days) Use Super 20 Lamb Pellet and/or Texturized Lamb Starter.
2. Lamb Starter Feed used per Lamb to 60 days of age is 1 bag or
50.00 lbs.
Grower/Finisher Lamb Rations: 60 days to Market–Full fed farm blended ration.

Corn (grain)

1600

Feed needed from weaning to 125 # market wt.

40% Lamb Suppl.

400

Corn used per lamb (post weaning) in ration =

200.00 lbs.

2000

40% Lamb Supplement used per lamb =

50.00 lbs.

Total Annual Lamb Requirements Lamb Starter Feed = 50 lbs.
For Hunter Nutrition Products: 40% Lamb Supplement = 50 lbs.


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