Shepherd's Choice Goat Kid Milk Replacer
Instant milk replacer with CitriStim® for 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 goat herds. Mixes well in bottles, buckets and automatic milking machines.
This product contains copper. Do not feed to lambs.
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- Crude Protein, min 24%
- Crude Fat, min 25%
- Crude Fiber, max 0.15%
- Calcium, min 0.70%
- Calcium, max 1.00%
- Phosphorus, min 0.65%
- Copper, min 6 ppm
- Copper, max 15 ppm
- Vitamin A, min 30,000 IU/lb
- Vitamin D3, min 5,000 IU/lb
- Vitamin E, min 250 IU/lb
Ingredients: Dried Skim Milk, Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dried Whey Product, Dried Milk Protein, Animal and Vegetable Fat (Preserved with BHA), Lecithin, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Extracted Citrus Acid Presscake, 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, Copper Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Selenium Yeast and Brewer's 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 with 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 kid performance.
- Mix 4 oz. of dry powder with 1-1/2 pints (24 oz.) of water.
- For larger batches, mix 1-1/3 lbs. of dry powder with 1 gallon of water.
Heat 1/3 of the volume of water needed to 125°-135°F and mix with dry powder. Whip with wire whisk until all product is dissolved. Add remaining cold water to complete the mixture.
- For restricted hand feeding with bottle:
- Feed reconstituted milk at 100°F according to the following schedule:
- Day 1-2 — colostrum
- Day 3-4 — 1/3 pint (5 oz.) of solution 3 times per day
- Day 5-9 — 1/2 pint (8 oz.) of solution 3 times per day
- Day 10-13 — 3/4 pint (12 oz.) of solution 3 times per day
- Day 14 thru weaning — 1 to 1-1/2 pints of solution 2 times per day
- For cold ad lib feeding with free access feeders:
- Allow reconstituted milk to cool to room temperature (68°-72°F) before feeding. This will discourage kids from gorging and prevent over-eating. A one day supply can be mixed at one time.
Baby goats can be weaned at 6-10 weeks of age, providing that they weigh approx. 25 lbs.
- Always keep goat kids in a well-ventilated, draft free area.
- Provide all newborns with colostrum replacement during the first 6 hours of life to provide concentrated nutrients and passive immunity to diseases.
- Provide fresh water at all times.
- Provide creep feed when kids reach one week of age; keep fresh daily.
- Provide good quality roughage when kids reach one week of age.
- If goat kids are weak and unable to suck, feed using a stomach tube.
- Clean all feeding utensils and equipment after each feeding: Rinse in lukewarm water, wash with a detergent in hot water, rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly with a clean towel.
Warning: Do not feed to goats producing milk for food. This product contains copper—do not feed to lambs.
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Bonnie Y from Ohio
I have used one 45 lb bag and I am on a second bag. Neither bag had a measuring cup in it even though it says there is one in there. I had to find something at my house that was close as weighing out the milk replacer each time makes a mess and takes too much time. when you are feeding different batches of kids different times and amounts during the day. I also the think the three time a day feedings suggested are not working for my Kiko goats kids. I have had a couple get scours and they are not doing quite as well as kids on their dams. I have to pull kids due to a disease removal program or I wouldn't be bottle feeding very many kids.
It took me a while to figure out that if I mix the milk replacer up then let it sit for a minute or two and mix it again that it doesn't stick to the inside of the bottles. So I mix the milk replacer up in a big bowl then I get my bottle caps and nipples together and then I whisk the milk replacer again and then I put it in the bottles. Since I am feeding 9 to 11 kids at a time getting the bottle caps and nipples together gives the replacer time to hydrate for a lack of a better term and it makes a foam on top that I mix back in. All the lumps are gone then and everything cleans up much easier.
This is a reasonably priced product. It does mix up well once you figure it out. And figure out the feeding schedule that works for your kids.
Lonni W from South Dakota
I was recommended this milk replacer by a goat friend. Was an easy transition for my kids and they seek to be holding their own regarding weight and health compared to dam raised kids. 1 star deduction as no measuring cup included to get accurate measurement of particular powder. Otherwise seems like a very good product and I like the size of bag.
Becky F from Texas
I’ve tried several different brands of supplements and I’ve got to say this is the best. No scouring to speak of.
Bonnie C from Ohio
Very good milk replacer for our goat kids. However, one bag doesn’t get very far with 5 of them! It was recommended by our mentors and we have not used anything else.
Kathleen H from Wyoming
Just needs a different way to ship the cup...seems to always be cracked by the time it gets here. Maybe more bubble wrap around cup?