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Deacon Folly

  • Joined Oct 2020
Bottle Fed Lamb
« on: May 08, 2021, 03:50:13 pm »
How and what age to wean off the bottle?
Had a set of triplets  6 weeks ago and hes the only survivor.
Ewe dried up after 36 hours so has been bottle fed but stayed with ewe in the herd.
Hes eating grass and has 1 litre per day split am and pm.
Do I just finish the bag and stop? Or wean him off with less milk daily.
Thanks in advance

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Bottle Fed Lamb
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 05:12:10 pm »
Does he have creep ? He needs that along with grass for a good while after weaning as its high in protein and will keep him growing. Eating creep is a precursor to weaning off milk. With bottles I used to halve the amount fed for a week and then cut out the evening feed for a few days. Then stop the milk altogether. In place of milk they would naturally eat more creep.


With adlib I stop abruptly... sounds harsh but the weaning process this way was very smooth.

Deacon Folly

  • Joined Oct 2020
Re: Bottle Fed Lamb
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 06:03:48 pm »
Hi
Thanks for replying
Yes hes having creep twice daily
Ill reduce the milk as youve mentioned and take it from there
 :) :)

 

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