LAC-TEK Ovis-40 Milk Feeding System
The LAC-TEK Ovis-40 Milk Feeder is an automatic nursing machine for 40–60 orphan lambs and goat kids. Designed to provide a constant and easily accessible supply of milk replacer by mixing small quantities of powdered milk with warm water at a desired concentration.
- Budget-friendly feeding system
- Produces uniform lambs/kids at weaning
- Saves time and labor vs. manual feeding
- Provides milk for up to 40–60 orphans
- Animals are of equal quality to those raised on a mother at weaning
- Built-in thermostat warms water to a preset temperature
- Mix only what you need—less spoilage
- Adjustable milk/water ratio; change concentration as animals age
- Dimensions: 17" x 19" x 28"
- 4 lamb/kid nipples
- 4 nipple connectors
- 12 feet of nipple tubing
- 2 nipple panels—up to 3 nipple panels when using optional T-connectors
- 2 gallon reservoir (for warming water)
- 25 lb capacity stainless steel hopper for milk powder
- Rating: 110 volts, 1500 watts; requires a 15 amp circuit breaker
- Operating manual
How to Use
- If mixed milk has cooled lambs won’t be eager to consume cold milk. Not a problem unless only 1–2 lambs/kids.
- Spoilage can occur in warm weather.
- Warm temperatures may cause milk to froth which covers the sensor. This delays the mixing of a fresh batch.
- Machine must be kept from freezing. Some build an insulated box and/or install a heat lamp.
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Janie B from Idaho
Won’t use the Ovis until winter, but the ordering process was very easy and all my pre-order concerns were addressed. Several friends have this machine and are pleased with it and the service.
Doug B from Colorado
Bought this machine as due to weather and multiple births I’ve had a lot of orphan kid goats. Got it set it up and had small issue with machine. The people at Biotic were fantastic in helping fix the issue of machine not mixing consistently and supplying parts. If you have limited time and want to see your orphans to thrive get one of these, it is well worth the money. I don’t often leave reviews but the Ovis-40 milk machine and Mark from Biotic definitely deserve 5 stars.
Alyssa D from South Dakota
We purchased our OVIS milk feeder in October. What a blessing it is for our smaller sheep operation (43 Polypay ewes) but this machine could easily handle more than what we are currently using it for. Machine works perfect, our lambs are growing like weeds. The machine pays for itself! Our daily growth rates are exceeding more than we could have ever imagined. Never going back to bottles.
Patrick G from Montana
We do not plan to use the Ovis feeder until May.
Everything arrived in great shape. I have been reading through the setup, cleaning and maintenance, and I look forward to seeing it in action.
Appreciate the videos and photos that Premier provides online.