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GlebeFieldFarm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Creep Feed
« on: July 06, 2013, 10:07:37 pm »
Hi

I'm giving creep to my lambs as they are cades. Just wondered if anyone had any advice on if I need to change to a different feed now as they roughly between 4-5months.

We have average quality grazing.

Also where is the best place to get creep or similar from as individual bags are pricey and the farmer I bought mine off recently is getting anymore :o

Thanks

zarzar

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • kent
  • Z.Glenfield :)
Re: Creep Feed
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 10:17:45 pm »
 :wave: we doing same at min to as our first cades they have creep ad lib and just pick at it generally although chucks help themselves to
1 cat,2 thoroughbred horses,1 dog, handfull of bird various types and hoping to get sheep again

GlebeFieldFarm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Creep Feed
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 10:31:07 pm »
Apparently haygates do a mixed pallet? Does anyone have experience of this?

I won't get through a pallet of lamb creep before expiry date ???

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Creep Feed
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 06:13:17 pm »
If you are selling them shortly as prime lambs for 100 then keep going with the creep, if you are keeping then why waste money since you say you have grass

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Creep Feed
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 06:35:33 pm »
I know some people who restrict cades access to grass, because they say they never do well on it, bloat etc. I wouldn't know myself having never kept one on....

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Creep Feed
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 08:56:30 am »
I have just returned from taking our first 5 cades for slaughter this year, they were fed creep up until about 12-14wks old and then out on good grass, they have grown very well, the lambs we took today were 5 1/2 months old and could have gone a few weeks ago but we were waiting for the wormer withdrawal to end.
If your grass isn't great I would probably keep feeding but if you've got enough grass to sustain them I'd get them off it and just feed a token amount to keep them bucket tame which is always useful.

 

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