FINISHING DIETS
  SHEEP FATTENING / CALF CONCENTRATE – COMPLETE ADAPTATION, FINISHING AND RAM AUCTION DIETS FOR SHEEP
  MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

 
STARTER
DIET 1
STARTER
DIET 2
FINISHING
DIET 1
FINISHING
DIET 2
RAM
AUCTION
DIET
SHEEP FATTENING
CONCENTRATE
kg 200 200 200 200 200
MOLASSES MEAL kg 40 40 40 40 ****
MOLATEK BYPASS kg **** **** **** **** 50
MAIZE MEAL kg 510 560 610 410 550
SMALL GRAINS kg **** **** **** 200 ****
LUCERNE kg 250 100 150 **** 200
ROUGHAGE kg **** 100 **** 150 ****
TOTAL kg 1 000 1 000 1 000 1 000 1 000

 

  COMPOSITION (As is basis)

 
STARTER
DIET 1
STARTER
DIET 2
FINISHING
DIET 1
FINISHING
DIET 2
RAM
AUCTION
DIET
PROTEIN g/kg 154 137 136 130 156
UREA g/kg 11,5 11,5 11,5 11,5 11,5
MOISTURE g/kg 120 120 120 120 120
FIBRE g/kg 105 100 100 110 117
CALCIUM g/kg 9,3 7,4 7,7 6,7 8,0
PHOSPHOROUS g/kg 3,3 2,9 3,0 3,3 3,4

 

  Feeding tips for the finishing phase for sheep:
 

• Change to the finishing diet after 10 days on the starter diet.
• Grind roughage with 12 mm sieve to ensure adequate intake and mixing. Lucerne ensures the best results as a
source for roughage in sheep finishing rations.
• Maize can be totally or partially replaced with barley or hominy chop, but the wheat and oats component must be limited to only 20%. Sheep perform at their optimum in the feedlot on maize as the grain component.
• Too dry or dusty diets usually limit intake. Dustiness is prevented by replacing 40 kg grain with 40 kg (one bag) of Molatek Molasses Meal as indicated in the abovementioned rations.
• This feed contains anionic salts to prevent bladder stones. If the feeding period exceeds two months, an additional 0,5% ammonium chloride can be added to the diet.
• This feed contains medications to prevent acidosis and to increase feed conversion rate and growth.

  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.