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dabeegmon
Posted 5/13/2019 18:40 (#7495558 - in reply to #7495530)
Subject: RE: Feeder lambs


SE Manitoba
jmanohio - 5/13/2019 18:21

I’m buying some lambs around 50 pounds from a neighbor. I have an 18% grower and plenty of grass hay. This is my first time ever having lambs...I’ve seen a lot about only feeding a couple pounds twice a day and some about being on full feed and not sure what to do.

These are 1/2 montedale and 1/2 Southdown and will only have ten. I’ve got planned they’ll gain about 1/2 pound a day and finish around 120 pounds. So if I want to put on 70 pounds will take about 140 days.

Most are sold for privately for freezers and a couple I am keeping for my freezer.

What does anyone recommend? Do these numbers seem accurate?

Thanks


Results will depend upon the feed value of that grass hay.
If its sorta mature stuff - - - not so hot.
If it was cut early so there are no seed heads on any of the grasses you could easily double your rate of gain.
I'm using upper end alfalfa here and corn that I feed up to 4 x per day and am finding 1# per day fairly achievable.
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