WeatherPro Lambing Ewe 80DV – the answer for strong healthy lambs that survive
WeatherPro Lambing Ewe is formulated to address many of the problems associated with ewes in late gestation:
• stimulate feed intake
• support immune health
• build high quality colostrum
• benefit the growing foetus, and,
• lift survival of the new-born lamb
Nutrients important for immune health are selenium, copper, zinc, manganese and the vitamins A, C and E. These should be part of your nutritional supplement. Selenium and vitamin E, in particular are proven to boost colostrum quality and lamb survivability.
Glucose is manufactured by the liver and is used by the foetus, the brain, immune cells and the udder. Good rumen function and a quality diet will make sure the animal has enough.
Vaccination is recommended for 1 month prior to lambing. Vaccinations always work better when the animal is on a good trace mineral supplementation program.
Stress comes in many forms. Environmental stress can be hard to control, but careful management can reduce the effect of wind, cold and rain-especially when these happen all together. On the flip-side, heat is also detrimental to the pregnant ewe.
The 3rd trimester of pregnancy is 50 days, and peak milk yield is generally for 30 days (hence the 80 in the name). This is the crucial time to have a positive effect on ewe health and lamb survivability. The DV represents Diamond V® a yeast metabolite. Diamond V® is proven to increase dry matter intake, fibre digestion and has benefits for blood glucose, heat stress management and immune function.
A yeast metabolite is a by-product of yeast fermentation. If you control what the yeast fermentsa nd the environment it is in, you can control the outputs (metabolites). Sugar fermented without oxygen makes alcohol. Diamond V® is manufactured with the goal of making compounds that boost the rumen.
Increased Dry matter intake
The USDA has approved Diamond V® to make a claim for increased dry matter intake.This means there is enough research that proves it to be true. The pregnant ewe needs to lift herd dry matter int take. She uses the extra nutrients to supply the growing foetus, herself, build colostrum and maintain her immune system.
Increased Fibre Digestion
The rumen bugs break down fibre. Not all of them are good at it though. Some feed additives boost rumen activity by knocking out the good fibre digesters. Diamond V ® gives these bugs a boost, which is exactly what our grazing ewe’s need.
Young, fast growing temperate pasture is high in sugar. Intake is not usua lly a problem, but the high sugars reduce the rumen pH which upsets the apple-cart. Diamond V ® stabilises the rumen environment which boosts efficiency and maintain appetite. What about dry pasture management? Often, pregnant ewes on dry paddocks are fed some grain. The benefit is condition score maintenance, but the risk is acidic rumen. Diamond V® will off-set the risk from grain intake and promote dry fibre digestion.