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Sheep

Our sheep feeds, in coarse or pellet form, provide excellent nutrition for the lactating ewe to the finishing lamb and recognises the change in requirements depending on the stage of production. Please note: all A.W. Ennis ewe feeds contain Magnesium as an aid to prevent hypomagnesaemia in the ewe. Ewe and lamb feeds should not be fed directly to lambs or to rams, as this can result in urinary calculi.

Ewe Feed

E091
Supreme Ewe and Lamb Krunch
18% crude protein
This is a high energy coarse ration for ewes pre and post lambing. It is a very palatable feed, which enables it to be fed to young lambs to entice them to creep feed at an earlier age.
E315
Superthrive Ewe and Lamb Pellets + Selplex
19% crude protein
For pregnant and lactating ewes. Not suitable for intensive feeding of ram lambs

Lamb Feed

E057
Lamb Krunch
18% crude protein
Complementary feed for lambs and rams.
E018
Pedigree Lamb Creep Feed
17% crude protein
This is a high energy coarse ration specifically formulated for feeding to pedigree lambs through to show or sale, or commercial lambs from creep feeding stage.
E059
Supreme Lamb Fattening Krunch
16% protein
This is a cereal based high energy lamb finishing ration, formulated for top performance in commercial lambs. It is suitable for intensive feeding of ram lambs, but should be introduced on a little and often basis, as with any change in diet, before moving on to ad-lib availability.
E326
Supreme Lamb Fattening Pellets
16% crude protein
This ration is high energy and suitable for feeding to young growing ram lambs through to intensive finishing. It is formulated with quality cereals and proteins, with special attention given to mineral and trace element supplementation.
E323
Hogget Nuts
15% protein
This ration is suitable for store lambs and finishing hoggets, and should be fed at 0.25-1kg/ day. It is ideal for both outdoor feeding and intensive feed systems.
E315 and E312
Ewe and Lamb Pellets
18% crude protein
Recommended feeding level: Feed 1 – 2.5 kg/ ewe/ day depending on quantity and quality of fodder available.
E060
Sheep Krunch
16% crude protein
This is a cereal based coarse ration designed for ewes pre and post lambing
E061
Supreme Sheep Krunch
18% crude protein
This is a high energy coarse ration for pedigree ewes or for maximum performance in commercial flocks, and contains top quality protein in the form of jet-sploded full fat soya. It is a complementary feed for ewes pre and post lambing.

Feeding Guide

Ewe nutrition in late pregnancy is critical. 75% of lamb growth occurs last 6-8 weeks. This rapid growth of the lamb results in higher nutrient requirements of the ewe, but also decreased dry matter intake due to decreased rumen size as the lamb grows. Therefore, a high quality diet must be offered to ensure:

  • No excessive body condition loss
  • Good lamb birth weights
  • Good quality and quantity of colostrums

Sheep are particularly sensitive to forage quality. Poor fermentation, low dry matter and insufficient chop length can decrease intake by 30%.

Post lambing, it is recommended to feed 0.8 – 2 kg per ewe per day depending in forage or at grass. A coarse creep feeding should be introducedataround 3 weeks.

Please note: all A.W. Ennis ewe feeds contain Magnesium as an aid to prevent hypomagnesaemia (grass staggers/tetany) in the ewe. Ewe and lamb feeds should not be fed directly to lambs or to rams, as this can result in urinary calculi (stones in the renal tract).

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