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 Premier’s small ruminant nutritionist. 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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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.
- 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.
Lambing and Kidding AidsItem #564807Z -
Premier’s Orphan Feeding Buckets include everything you need to feed milk replacer to orphan lambs and goat kids. 2 gallon and 4 gallon options.$59.85
Teats and NipplesItem #562700 -
Easy to clean, wide-mouth plastic bottle for feeding orphan lambs or goat kids.$6.50
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Lydia S from Delaware
The only milk replacer I trust. Consistently raises healthy lambs without gut issues, compared to widely variable results with all other brands I’ve tried. I weigh the powder for consistent mixing.
Jay R from Washington
The milk is first-rate and helps me save rejected lambs effectively. The only demerit is the new red lid. The way it attaches after being opened does not make it as good for resealing as the previous white lids. I re-use my buckets, filling them with bagged milk since the airtight buckets store milk well for over a year, but the red lids dont re-close as tightly as the white lids did.
Holly V from Illinois
I’ve been using Shepherd’s Choice milk replacer for my lambs for 4 months. Lambs do well on it. No issues.
Larry A from Wisconsin
Would not use anything else. We have 135 Polypay ewes and are amazed of the performance of the lambs that are using Shepherd’s Choice. Lambs almost grow better than on the ewe. Enjoy and excited to have bonus lambs because of this replacer.
Diane S from Kansas
Great lamb milk replacer, and lambs do fine.