SHEEP/GOATS


Checking Sheep DehydrationSomething to watch for during lambing season…

They’re not pinching this lamb because it misbehaved, they’re checking to see if it’s dehydrated. 

Dehydrated lambs can easily become dead lambs — which results in less lbs produced and less $$ in your pocket. It’s easy to miss so be aware.

Follow this link to Premier 1 Website for more information on Spring Lambing Tips—How-to Identify and Treat Dehydration — from detecting dehydration in lambs, to reviving/saving them and more.

SHEEP FEEDING & MANAGEMENT:

Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs mixes their own 16% Ewe and Lamb textured feed ration in-house.  This popular feed is nutritionally balanced with local grains, Shur-Gain’s pelleted protein supplement, minerals and molasses.

We also stock Shur-Gain’s Lamb and Goat Starter pellet rations and any of Shur-Gain’s bulk product is easily delivered to your farm in 2 tonne lots.  Below are the links to the specs on these popular rations:

Shur-Gain 16% Lamb Starter Rtn 0.66ECP

Shur-Gain 15% Ewe Ration 0ECP 

Give Harold a call or email him at harold@wrightsfeeds.ca for more information.

suffolk sheepShepherd’s Jargon — Useful Facts & Figures

 

At Shur-Gain & Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs,  we have a strong history and reputation in small ruminant nutrition and feeds.  Our teams of advisors, dealers, researchers and nutritionists have the resources and knowledge to make a difference to your sheep operation.  Shur-Gain Nutrition Advisors and dealers are valued and dependable partners, who work in collaboration with our customers to maximize profitability, maintain herd health and reduce environmental impact.

As a recognized leader in the area of nutritional science and animal feed innovation, we believe it is our mission to utilize leading edge research from our global experience and bring these innovations and technologies to market as quickly as possible to help your sheep operation.

We led the way with products designed and formulated with optimum levels of bypass protein and energy to promote protein deposition in growing lambs. All Shur-Gain Sheep Feeds are supplemented with an optimum balance of minerals, trace minerals and vitamins to promote growth, enhance immune function and contribute to overall health. Our Sheep Feeds do not contain any animal protein byproducts or added copper. Shur-Gain’s products offer great versatility and can be adapted to fit your on-farm feeding situation.

First_Lamb_2008_sucklesLAMB SURVIVAL — The first 24 hours The first 24 hours — Tips on getting lambs off to a good start during lambing season.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGRAFTING LAMBS TO EWES — by A. Richard Cobb — by A. Richard Cobb — How to save orphaned lambs by ‘grafting’, or switching, onto another ewe to help save lambs during lambing season and avoid the need for artificial milk feeding.  

Learn more about specific issues that impact your operation, view our sheep resources

Checking Sheep DehydrationSomething to watch for in the lambing season…

They’re not pinching this lamb because it misbehaved, they’re checking to see if it’s dehydrated. 

Dehydrated lambs can easily become dead lambs — which results in less lbs produced and less $$ in your pocket. It’s easy to miss so be aware.

Follow this link to Premier 1 Website for more information on Spring Lambing Tips—How-to Identify and Treat Dehydration — from detecting dehydration in lambs, to reviving/saving them and more.

Antimicrobials Resistance Update — 2018

As of December 1, 2018, all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only.  

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics are important to fight bacterial infections in humans and animals.   All medically important antimicrobials will be on the Prescription Drug List – Products for Veterinary Use.

You will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian for your animals for:

— Prescription drugs (including, for example, injectables, in-water and in-feed formulations).  You will be able to buy these drugs from a veterinarian or pharmacist.  Importation rules will continue as per existing Food and Drug Regulations.  

— Prescription medicated feed – This is livestock feed that contains a prescription drug, including supplements, macro & micro premixes and complete feed.  You will be able to buy these medicated feeds from a commercial feed mill, veterinarian or pharmacist with a veterinary prescription.

The Prescription Drug List (PDL) is a list of medicinal ingredients. Any drug containing an ingredient on this list must be sold by prescription.  Since 2004, new MIAs approved by Health Canada have been included on the PDL and must be sold by prescription.
We are now moving all remaining MIAs approved for veterinary use before 2004 to the PDL. With this change, we establish the same level of oversight for those MIAs approved before 2004 as for those approved after.
The following MIA ingredients will be included on the PDL for Veterinary Use: Apramycin; Bacitracin; Erythromycin; Lincomycin; Neomycin; Penicillin G; Spectinomycin; Streptomycin/Dihydrostreptomycin; Sulphonamides; Tilmicosin; Tiamulin; Tylosin/Tylvalosin; Virginiamycin; Tetracycline/Chlortetracycline/Oxytetracycline; Or their salts or derivatives.   This includes all dosage forms whether in feed, water, otic, oral, topical, implant, injectable, intrauterine, intramammary or dusting powder.

There will be changes to the labels of MIAs:  a “Pr” will be on the principal display panel;  growth promotion claims and related directions for use will be removed; responsible use statements will be put on labels of all in-feed and in-water MIAs. 

CLICK ON THESE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO ON SHEEP FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT:

Sheep Feeding Programs Brochure

Feeding & Managing Lambs on Grain Rations

Feeding & Managing the Ewe Flock

 

Wright’s Feeds also carries CCIA-approved Sheep tags for shipping off-farm (CCWG tags) along with the accompanying tagger, as well as Allflex’s Global Sheep Tags (blank or numbered) for your on-farm record keeping.

SHEEP INDUSTRY LINKS:

Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency

Canadian Sheep Federation

Canadian Sheep Breeders Association

Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Limited

Sheep 101

Sheep 201

GOAT FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT:

Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs keeps Kid-Gro Milk Replacer in stock year-round and also Shur-Gain‘s 20% Kid Goat Starter Ration Pellets to get them off to a good start.  Any questions that you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us for information or advice on raising your goats — We’d be glad to help.

Learn more about:

  • Capri complete feeding system ration formulations

  • Specific issues that impact your operation, view our goat resources

Feb Flyer-wright FINAL-page-0022014 12 17--Wright s January Flyer-page-002CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO ON GOAT FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT:

Feeding & Managing Meat Goats on Grain Rations

Feeding and Management of Dairy Goats

Guidelines to Feeding and Management of Goats

GOAT INDUSTRY LINKS:

Ontario Goat Breeders Association

Ontario Dairy Goat Co-Operative

Canadian Sheep Breeders Association

Canadian National Goat Federation