Everything you need to know about feeding ewes
Ewes need a feeding program adapted to the available forages to deliver and feed healthy lambs.
Wondering which feed is right for your ewes? The best feed for them depends on their needs and stage of life.
Complete feeds for ewes
Lactation Ewe 16 pellets:
For suckling ewes
Provides energy from the beginning of lactation
Gestation Ewe 14 pellets:
First four months of pregnancy
Provides supplemental energy for average-quality forage
Totalac Dairy Ewes:
Complete feed comparable to the forage-concentrate mix of a high-performance ration
Minimum forage, ideal when forage is difficult to obtain or of poor quality
Consistent mix that stabilizes the ration and avoids sorting ingredients
Lactation Dairy Ewes CTG:
Complete feed specifically designed for dairy ewes
For use with high-quality, free-access forage
Promotes milk and milk component production
Dairy Ewes protein supplement:
Use mixes with grains
Stimulates appetite and helps prevent ruminal acidosis
Promotes milk protein production
Feeds to prepare for lambing
This is a crucial time to prepare the ewes to produce enough milk for their lambs. Rapid growth of the fetuses reduces rumen space.
Proper preparation helps the rumen adapt to the challenge of lactation and improves colostrum quality.
Trans-Ovi 15 pellets and Trans-Ovi Plus:
Stimulate appetite and dry matter intake
Reduce the risk of liver-related metabolic problems
Optimize fetal development and lamb vigour at birth
Rapidly restore reproductive function of ewes in accelerated production
Ewe J30 texture mineral premix:
Trans-Ovi concept adapted for use in total mixed rations (TMRs)
Ground to spread evenly in high moisture rations
For use as top-dress for dry forage rations or in TMRs for at least the last 30 days of pregnancy
These concentrates can be used both for ewes and for growing lambs.
With vitamins and minerals
Used mixed with grains. Contains sulphate-based minor elements and organic selenium for better bioavailability.
41: Use with low-protein forage
39: Economical and high in protein
38: Versatile, stimulates feed intake by promoting good performance in suckling ewes and heavy lambs
Classic 36: Basic formula with good palatability
24 MM: Use half-half mixed with grains
Without vitamins and minerals
Ovimix 30, 35, 40, 42, 44 and 46:
Palatable pelleted mix of 100% plant-based proteins
Added calcium for easier use in growing lamb rations
Must be complemented with an appropriate vitamin and mineral premix
Vitamins, minerals and premixes
These products allow farmers to adjust all mineral and vitamin levels in the ration. Sheep minerals do not contain added copper and contain organic selenium and sulphate-based minor elements for better bioavailability.
Sheep Mineral 18-6 texture:
Complete vitamin and mineral profile for use in TMRs
Can be used in free-access feeders
Stimulates feed intake and reduces waste
Sheep bloc 15-5:
Complete vitamin and mineral profile
Can be used for sheep raised inside or on pasture
Easy to use
Ram mineral premix:
Specifically adapted to breeding rams
Always use high-quality forage and take the time to develop the right feed program for your sheep.