Lamb & Kid Instant Milk Replacer
Instant milk replacer with CitriStim® for baby lambs and goat kids.
- Fortified with vitamins & minerals
- Easy mixing
- All-milk protein including skim milk
- Medicated for controlling coccidiosis
Formulated by experienced shepherds and veterinarians for their own sheep and goat flocks. Mixes well in bottles, buckets and automatic milking machines.
*Item #780002B and #780003B (Bulk Pricing) are subject to shipping charges due to oversized and/or overweight items. Use the following table as a general estimate. Exact shipping charges will vary based on your location. We will contact you via phone or email with a quote before the product is shipped.
Estimated Shipping Cost for Bulk Pricing
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|25 lb Bags|
|45 lb Bags|
Feeding goat kids only? Look to The Shepherd’s Choice Kid Milk for prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii.
- Crude Protein, min 24%
- Crude Fat, min 30%
- Crude Fiber, max 0.15%
- Ash, max 6.5%
- Calcium, min 0.80%
- Calcium, max 1.00%
- Phosphorus, min 0.65%
- Selenium, max .0.3 ppm
- Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb
- Vitamin D3, min 5,000 IU/lb
- Vitamin E, min 150 IU/lb
Ingredients: Dried Skim Milk, Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dried Whey Product, Dried Milk Protein, Animal and Vegetable Fat (Preserved with BHA), Dextrose, Lecithin, L-Lysine, Extracted Citric Acid Presscake, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K3), Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Selenium Yeast and Brewers Dried Yeast, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors.
How to Use
Dry powder should be weighed to determine recommended amount. Measuring cup in each bag holds approximately 4 oz. dry powder. For best mixability, whisk powder with hot water (125°-135°F). Do not exceed 140°F. If the water is too hot you will damage the milk proteins (Maillard chemical reaction), which are essential to lamb and goat kid performance.
- Mix 4 oz. of dry powder with 1 pint (16 oz.) of water.
- Goat Kids:
- Mix 4 oz. of dry powder with 1-1/2 pints (24 oz.) of water.
Thoroughly mix until dry powder has been dissolved into a smooth solution.
- Hand feeding—For newborns, feed smaller amounts more frequently (up to 6 times per day). Gradually reduce the number of feedings as the animal gets older. Allow milk to cool to 100°F (or less) before feeding. Use a stomach tube to ensure adequate consumption in struggling lambs. Don’t underfeed.
- Free choice—feed at 40°F to prevent overconsumption.
- Automatic feeding systems—follow manufacturer’s directions.
Premier’s Suggested Orphan Feeding ProgramAlways keep lambs and goat kids in a well-ventilated, draft free area.
- For newborns, feed colostrum or colostrum replacement using a Pritchard Teat with a Lamb 'N' Kid Feeding Bottle for first 18 hours. Then change from colostrum to warm milk replacer. Wash feeding bottle thoroughly after each use.
- After a day switch to latex nipples in bucket teat units. As soon as lambs learn to nurse, switch from warm milk to cold milk. Offer ad lib.
- Day 5. Offer dry creep feed in a feeder. Place a heat lamp (a 175-watt heat bulb is enough) over the feeder 24/7 to encourage lambs to eat.
- After 8-10 days, switch from latex to rubber teats. Why? Because older lambs may have sharp teeth (which could be the reason a ewe rejected them) that can rapidly damage the softer latex teats.
- 4th week. The lambs’ consumption per day will surprise you—as will the daily cost of the milk replacer! Dilute milk with extra water to begin weaning.
- By the 5th week (or 25 lbs weight), wean by offering only water and dry feed. Tough love saves milk replacer $$.
Shepherd’s Choice™ Management TipLambs and kids reared as orphans are at very high risk for Clostridium Perfringens type C. This is because orphan animals often do not receive adequate antibody containing colostrum from their dams.
It is recommended to vaccinate lambs/kids every other week, or weekly depending on the history of the flock. In practice, the lamb gets its first dose when it goes onto milk replacer and then (for example) every Monday or every other Monday it receives a booster. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the best course of action.
Questions? Ask a sheep expert for advice.
Warning: Do not feed to lactating livestock that are producing food for human consumption.
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Robert W from Minnesota
Works well with the auto milk feeder. Was the best milk replacer of the 3 types I tried.
Heather S from Texas
Best milk replacer for baby goats and lambs. Helps the grow and develop and maintain quality body condition. They do not get big bellies and look great.
Raymond M from Texas
Great product. Lambs loved the replacer (45 lb bag) and was an awesome and affordable option to what we have here in Texas. I couldn’t seem to find any bags of milk replacer greater than a 22 lb bag of Dumor and it still wasn’t even in stock in the stores. I was a little nervous about the timing of shipping but it arrived within 2-3 days of ordering which was expected. This replacer also had more protein and fat than the Dumor and a larger amount of some of the other nutrients.
Joann F from Oregon
I have used NutraStart lamb milk replacer for years and was very happy with it and didn't really want to change to a different brand. But Premier had this new, to me, product. Since I respect Premier and their products I decided to try it. My lamb, only one bottle baby this year, is at the age to stop milk feedings but I wanted to give her a good start and needed more replacer.
What I like about this product is that it mixes very well without clumping. What I don't like about it is that the solids settle out so that I have to open my container the next day to stir it. Always before I just poured the next days milk replacer into the bottles without doing that. Also, the mixing directions tag was stitched on the bottom and no instruction on the side of the bag or in it. I had to go to Premier to find out how to mix because the 45# bag was too heavy for me to lift and tear the tag off the bottom. I live alone and am 80 yrs old. Lamb had no problems switching brands, drank her milk as usual without noticing the new and no digestive problems.
Ellen L from Montana
This milk replacer actually made lambing a joy this year! I go through a 50 lb. sack everyday on two Lac-Teks and love watching the 100+ lambs grow so well! The lambs have gotten off to the right start on frame and growth needs.