Take-off

Take Off is rocket fuel for lambs; it should be fed as a supplement to colostrum. This product was designed to give any weak lambs a boost in energy especially during their first week of life. Often if there are multiple lambs born to one ewe, it is these extra lambs that become vulnerable if the ewe cannot provide enough milk for all lambs.

  • Contains ewe milk
  • Provides 3 types of energy to ensure the lamb can maintain its heat generation and maintain its health during the critical 24-72 hours of life.
Analysis on a dry matter basis As fed (30g in 100ml of mixed Take-Off)
Fat 40% 14%
Lactose 35% 12%
Dextrose 10% 3.5%
Protein 7% 1.3%
Ash 8% 2.8%

Help and Advice

FOR LAMBS

Lamb diseases and mortality

Possible ways to advance survival of the newborn lamb is to maximise lamb vigour, encourage maternal bonding, enhance colostrum production, select on behaviour traits, and improved feed management during late pregnancy.

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Transformula

23% milk protein

Transition milk is the milk cows produce after colostrum and before they produce what we consider milk. It is higher in most nutrients and antibodies and is beneficial to feed to calves. However, the effect of high TBC’s in transition milk and the risk of spreading disease offset these benefits. Using Transformula is the perfect solution and gives baby calves what baby calves need.

A skim and whey milk replacer using milk protein with added immune-stimulants and probiotics for feeding calves in the first days of life.

 

  • Over 200g of low heat skim milk, buttermilk and concentrated whey protein in every 300g of feed.
  • Allows farmers to reduce medicine usage with young calves. Transformula contains 10 times the level of anti- scour agents found in standard calf milk.
  • Saves ½- ¾ hour work every day.
  • Contains Kryptonite – a plant extract to ensure the small intestine is a hostile environment for pathogens.
  • Contains buttermilk which reduces stomach upsets and feed refusals as it acts as an emulsifier enhancing fat breakdown and it contains a lactic acid flavour. Additionally, it can reduce rotavirus infectivity.
  • It contains a blend of oils which increases digestibility of fat for the calf; it is important to have a good mix of short, medium and long chained fatty acids. Additionally, it contains a blend of Omega 6:3 oils that increase the calf’s ability to combat pneumonia.

Mixing rate

Add 1 L jug of powder to 3 ½ L jugs of water (this will make enough milk replacer to feed 2 calves per feed) or 140g of powder made up to 1L of mixed Transformula.  

Feeding rate

Day 1 Colostrum up to 10% of calf’s body weight or 4L in first 2 hours of life
Day 2+ 280g in 1 ¾ L of warm water twice a day

 

  • Feeding recommendations based on 42kg Holstein Friesian calf. Adjust accordingly for small calves, twins and other breeds.
  • If disease challenges are high, feed for up to 21 days and then change to milk replacer

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Bonanza Calf Nutrition

Producers of the renowned Shine range of milk replacers for calves and lambs.

 

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