Purina® Sheep Balancer

Purina® Sheep Balancer

Purina® Sheep Balancer is an all-purpose supplement for use in all stages of sheep production. Purina® Sheep Balancer can be used to supplement breeding ewes and rams as well as growing-finishing diets for high genetic potential feeder lambs fed for maximal performance. This non-medicated ration balancer contains 36%-protein with added calcium and ammonium chloride to help prevent urinary calculi.

Features & Benefits

Highly versatile

Great addition to any grind and mix operation

High protein levels

Easily adjust protein level to support any lifestage

Non-medicated formula

No added antibiotics or medication

Nutrients

Nutrient
Min / Max
Amount
Crude Protein
MIN
36.00 %
Crude Fat
MIN
1.00 %
Crude Fiber
MAX
11.50 %
Calcium (Ca)
MIN
4.50 %
Calcium (Ca)
MAX
5.50 %
Phosphorus (P)
MIN
0.85 %
Vitamin A
MIN
20,000 IU/LB
Salt (NaCl)
MIN
2.50 %
Salt (NaCl)
MAX
3.50 %
Selenium (Se)
MIN
1.30 PPM
Non Protein Nitrogen(NPN)
MIN
4.00 %
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF)
MAX
5.00 %

Feeding Directions

Description
Follow these management practices:
  1. Lambs should be adjusted gradually to this product (over a period of 5 to 7 days) to reduce the risk of overeating and other digestive disturbances.
  2. This ration can be self-fed to lambs if they are properly adjusted to the ration.
  3. Do not allow starved lambs access to this feed.
  4. Vaccinate all lambs to prevent enterotoxemia (overeating disease) with both C and D toxoid.
  5. Keep a constant supply of complete feed available to lambs. Do not allow fine material to accumulate in feeders.
  6. Provide adequate bunk space for each animal. Bunks should be well protected and well managed to prevent feed from becoming wet and moldy.
  7. When fed from a self-feeder, adjust feeder to minimize quantity of feed accumulating in the trough.
  8. Provide free choice salt at all times.
  9. Fresh, clean water should be available at all times.
In groups of lambs there are certain animals who experience chronic bloat, or other digestive disturbances, and consequently, are poor performers. In addition, excess feed consumption, severe weather changes resulting in erratic feed consumption, and poorly managed feeding practices can increase the incidence of bloat in all lambs. If bloating does occur, the above management practices should be reviewed.
Best Results
Nursing, Orphan and Early Weaned Lambs: Thoroughly mix 20% of this product with 80% grain and/or roughage. Feed the resulting mix to suckling lambs and lambs on milk replacer in creep area as soon as they will eat, usually by one week of age.

Receiving Lambs: Feed hay only on the first day lambs are received. Then thoroughly mix 20% of this product with 80% grain and/or roughage. Lambs can then be adapted to full feed mixture over the next 5 to 7 days depending on the stress level imposed on the lambs during shipping. Keep feed fresh and clean by feeding once or twice daily. Feed until lambs are weaned or until 6 weeks of age. Then gradually switch lambs to their appropriate grow/finish diet.

Maintenance of Non-Lactating Ewes and Rams: Thoroughly mix 10 to 15% of this product with 85 to 90% grain and/or roughage. Feed the resulting mix at the rate of 1 to 3% of bodyweight daily.

Lactating Ewes: Thoroughly mix 20% of this product with 80% grain and/or roughage. Feed the resulting mix at the rate of 2 to 4% of bodyweight daily. Additional feed may be appropriate if the ewe is nursing twins.

Always feed along with free choice good quality hay for all life stages.
Caution
Store in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects. Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness, performance loss or death.
This product was made in a feed manufacturing facility that does not handle or store products containing animal proteins prohibited in ruminant feed.
USE ONLY AS DIRECTED