CAFETERIA DIETS
  SHEEP FATTENING /CALF CONCENTRATE – CAFETERIA FINISHING AND RAM AUCTION DIETS FOR SHEEP
  MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

 
* CAFETERIA
LAMB
CAFETERIA
OLDER EWE
DIET 2
*RAM AUCTION
DIET
SHEEP FATTENING CONCENTRATE kg 250 200 200
MOLATEK BYPASS kg **** **** 50
MAIZE MEAL kg 750 800 750
ROUGHAGE kg Ad lib Ad lib Ad lib
TOTAL kg 1 000 1 000 1 000

 

  COMPOSITION (As is basis)

 
* CAFETERIA
LAMB 1
CAFETERIA
OLDER EWE
DIET 2
*RAM AUCTION
DIET
PROTEIN g/kg 140 128 139
UREA g/kg 14,4 11,5 11,5
MOISTURE g/kg 120 120 120
FIBRE g/kg 80 80 80
CALCIUM g/kg 7,0 6,0 6,2
PHOSPHOROUS g/kg 3,3 3,0 3,3

 

 

* Creep feed mixtures: Both of these mixtures are suitable as a creep feed for lambs
as well. 100 kg maize meal can be replaced with 100 kg grinded lucerne hay.

 

  Feeding instructions for cafeteria finishing diet
 

• Roughage or pasture must be available ad lib at all times.
• Diet 1 is in particular effective for young lambs with a body mass under 32 kg, whilst diet 2 is ideal for older lambs and older ewes.
• See complete finishing diet for further feeding tips.
• The correct adaptation is crucial:
– Day 1–2: Limit mixed concentrate to 1% of the body mass (300 g/30 kg lamb/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.
– Day 3–4: Limit mixed concentrate to 1,5% of the body mass (450 g/30 kg lamb/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.
– Day 5–6: Limit mixed concentrate to 2% of the body mass (600 g/30 kg lamb/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.
– Day 7–8: Limit mixed concentrate to 2,5% of the body mass (750 g/30 kg lamb/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.
– Day 9–10: Limit mixed concentrate to 3% of the body mass (900 g/30 kg lamb/day) plus ad lib hay/roughage or winter pasture.