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earlybird

  • Joined Jun 2012
how much should a cade lamb be drinking
« on: March 29, 2013, 03:07:22 pm »
hi, just taken on a couple of cades, farmer was going to cull them if i didnt have them, can anyone tell me how much and how often roughly they should be drinking, thankyou
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Brucklay

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Re: how much should a cade lamb be drinking
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 03:11:29 pm »
Even though I fed lots of lambs I don't know the measurement off by heart but luckily if you buy Lamblac the instructions are on the packet!!
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: how much should a cade lamb be drinking
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 04:48:57 pm »
As above instructions are on the packet. Between 1-1.5l a day. I start off with 5 feeds a day of 200ml, then each week decrease a feed and up the amount. By week 4 they are on 2 x 500ml feeds a day, then  week 5 I decrease to 2 x 250ml feeds a day, then cut out completely at 6 weeks. Introduce creep at about 10 days old, hay slightly later 2 1/2 weeks or so.

ScotsGirl

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • Wiltshire
Re: how much should a cade lamb be drinking
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 06:43:04 pm »
Blimey I must be over feeding mine. They are on 4 full bottles a day, 3 weeks old and starting to nibble coarse mix. Lamlac says ad lib milk from 7 days I think.  I usually try and cut down after 4-5 weeks to 3 feeds. Not helped however  as there is no grass.

 

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