Milkivit Energized Lamb Milk, a new approach to feeding lambs

For the sheep farmer, business success means balancing a wide range of factors. At the heart of this challenge lies the need to look after lambs and optimise productivity, while simultaneously controlling workload and maximising return on investment.

Newborn lambs are born with limited energy reserves

Early provision of adequate energy in a highly digestible form is therefore essential to support early life survivability, body temperature maintenance, immune system support, daily live weight gains and optimal development for flock replacements. Adverse weather conditions during the lambing period can further exacerbate body heat loss increasing these requirements even further.

Protein digestibility in milk replacers is well known. Carefully selected sources ensure optimal digestibility of the protein which supports lamb performance. Osmolality measures the concentration of solute particles in a solution and is
calculated by adding the concentrations of sugars and minerals in mOsm/kg of solvent. Lamb milk replacers with elevated levels of osmolality can damage gut integrity, increase the risk of abomasal bloat and potentially exacerbate diarrhoea severity in sick lambs.

Choosing a product that has been carefully formulated with osmolality in mind will help to reduce the risk of diarrhoea.
Careful mineral and vitamin supplementation in young lambs is essential to support development, health and performance. Carefully selected sources help to optimise bioavailability whilst supporting gastro intestinal environment.

Milkivit Solutions for lamb rearing

Milkivit Energized Lamb Milk

Designed to help lambs achieve their full growth potential. Energized Lamb Milk is a precisely formulated lamb milk replacer containing specially selected milk products, highly digestible oils and proteins plus vitamins and minerals to satisfy the requirements of fast-growing lambs.

OsmoFit

OsmoFit is a dietetic water-soluble calf rehydration product, that is also suitable for lambs. It is able to stabilise the water and electrolyte balance of the extracellular fluid pool in cases of diarrhoea by providing the required salts and sugars in the right amounts and in the correct ratio.

Milkivit Lamb ELM Brochure

Milkivit Lamb ELM Brochure
(428kB)
OsmoFit hydration control
(3MB)