Provide your lambs with the very best start in life with the Ewe 2 Feeder. Supply up to 20 lambs with the essential nutrients for improved efficiency, productivity and lamb health, for effective use we recommend keeping no more than 25 lambs in a warm, draught-free shed.
Requirements for the use of the Ewe 2 Feeder
It is recommended that you keep a maximum of 25 lambs in a 5 x 5 3ft hurdles for lambs over 13kg. Freshwater and straw should be available at all times to help aid rumen development, a high level of hygiene should be maintained to avoid any potential threats to your lamb’s health
The Ewe 2 Feeder User Guide
To set up the feeder you will need one teat per 10 lambs, a power source for the heating element and an essential safety checks are carried out with electrical outputs. Avoid wet and uneven surfaces when placing the Ewe 2 Feeder.
It is recommended that lambs start on milk at 30 °C, once the lamb is feeding well on the teats the temperature can be reduced by 10°C- 12°C. By reducing the temperature you will reduce the risk of over consumption.
Cleaning the feeder regularly will ensure durability and reduce the build-up of bacteria. The inner bucket should be cleaned daily prior to refilling. The best way in which to clean the bucket is to rinse with lukewarm water, use detergent and hot water whilst scrubbing away any remnants. Finally, rinse with clean water to remove any traces of the detergent and refill the feeder.
From November 2021, all palm kernel in feeds produced at any Wynnstay manufacturing site has been RSPO certified sustainable.
The switch is part of a company-wide proactive approach to sustainability. Farmers are working hard to produce food using sustainable practices, and responsible sourcing of inputs is a big part of this. As a feed company, we can contribute by transitioning to sustainable-certified ingredients, which will support our farmers in meeting future sustainability requirements. Switching to sustainably certified palm kernel is the logical next step in ensuring responsible sourcing, following from the move to using only sustainable certified soya in 2020.
Achievement of lamb growth targets starts with the right preparations ahead of lambing. What happens from scanning through to the first four to six weeks of ewe and lamb nutrition has a huge influence on lamb daily live weight gain (DLWG) and how quickly they can leave the farm.
In episode 3 of Wynnstay Agri-Hub podcast, season 2, I was joined by youngstock specialist Laura Monk and national beef and sheep specialist Bryn Hughes to look ahead to prepare for the upcoming lambing season. We talked through the critical stages which influence lamb success, starting with ewe nutrition during pregnancy.
In mid-season lambing flocks, the aim is to get lambs to 32 to 42kg as soon as possible, capitalising on early feed conversion efficiency (FCE). Investing in early nutrition to capitalise on this early growth potential will pay dividends.
With the fortnight of Eid celebrations commencing in mid-July, those who lambed early to mid-March need to get lambs finished quickly to ensure they don’t miss market opportunities.
Managing your ewes effectively in the last eight weeks before lambing is one of the most important stages in the sheep calendar, says experienced sheep consultant Kate Phillips. If things go wrong at this stage the effects will be noticed in the following areas, lamb birth-weight could be low, lamb losses high, colostrum is poor in quality and supplies are below average poor and subsequent lamb growth below target. Thus ensuring the health of the ewe is vitally important.