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Trouw Nutrition has launched a simple, heated, re-constituted milk feeder unit to help shepherds maximise orphan and third lamb early life growth rates highly cost-effectively.
The new Lamb Suckler allows the company’s Lamb Traditional and Lacto Lamb milk replacers to be prepared and kept warm to boost intake.
“Lambs will drink milk cold, but research shows they will consume larger quantities and put more weight on if it is warm,” points out Trouw Nutrition technical manager John Twigge.
Designed to sit safely immediately outside the lamb rearing pen, the 20-litre capacity unit is supplied with two teats, teat holders and pipes and if replenished twice a day will feed up to 32 lambs. A 13-amp safety circuit breaker is also included and additional teats and pipes are available on request.
The Lamb Suckler will cost in the region of £150 (including VAT) and can be bought from agricultural merchants stocking the Milkivit Denkamilk Lamb Traditional and Lacto Lamb milks. Further information on the lamb milk products – both of which now benefit from the inclusion of extra natural vitamin E for greater lamb vigour and immunity – is available from Trouw Nutrition on 0845 300 5858.