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Ewe Feeding Program

Ewe Feeding Program

  • High Selenium and Vitamin E Levels: Daily intake levels of 0.70 mg Selenium, and 50 IU Vitamin E, are achieved on HUNTER NUTRITION’s Ewe Feeding Program. These high levels are unique to the industry. Our high Selenium and Vitamin E level prevents White Muscle Disease in lambs; weak & slow lambs; reduces retained placentas, improves disease resistance, and maximizes performance.

  • High Bovatec Levels: Daily intake levels of 70 mg are very high and unique to HUNTER NUTRITION. The results are superior cocci control through “cleaning up” the ewe prior to lambing. Competitors levels are typically 1/4 of ours.

  • Proper Mineral Balance: Calcium, Phosphorus, properly balanced to maximize performance.

  • High Trace Minerals High Iron, Iodine, and Zinc are just a few of the unique features of the HUNTER NUTRITION Ewe Feeding Program. Proper trace mineral levels prevent goiter, aid in disease control, and improved immunity.

45% Ewe Supplement

45% Ewe Supplement is a highly fortified protein, bovatec, vitamin, and mineral supplement for late gestation and lactation ewes. This pelleted protein supplement provides levels of nutrients that are as much as four times higher than competitors. When 45% Ewe is fed at 0.33 lbs./ewe/day, it provides: 70 mg Bovatec, 0.70 mg selenium, and 50 IU Vitamin E, as well as all other minerals, Vitamins A & D, Iodine, and trace elements needed by the ewe.

High Vitamin E and Selenium in late gestation helps to prevent white muscle disease in newborn lambs, reduces weak and stillborn lambs, and lowers the incidences of retained placentas. High Phosphorus levels and bypass protein increase milk production. 45% Ewe is much higher in protein & Bovatec (408 grams/ton), so a much lower feeding level is required. The high level (70mg daily) of Bovatec provided by 45% Ewe will clean the ewe up of cocci and thus the environment in which the lambs are born. This gives the lambs a chance to get old enough to consume enough creep to medicate themselves. Feeding levels of 45% Ewe range from 0.25 to 0.33 lbs/ewe/day; a cost of $0.08/day/ewe.

Sample Rations
Feeding Rate
(lbs./hd./day)
Gestation Lactation
1.25 1.50 2.00 2.50
Corn 1550 1600 1700 1750
45% Supplement 450 400 300 250
2000# 2000# 2000# 2000#

Note:Feed Gestation Rations with 4 lbs of first cutting hay. Feed Lactation rations with 4 - 5 lbs. of good quality hay legume or grass/legume hay. Budget 27 lbs. of 45% Ewe to feed the entire gestation & lactation period. About 1/2 bag of 45% per ewe annually provides her with everything she needs!

#501504 50# (Ship wt. 52 lbs)
EWE 60 B PREMIX & EWE 60 PREMIX

Ewe 60 is a vitamin/mineral premix designed to be used by feed mills and farmers with the capabilities to make feed rations with a grinder/ mixer. Both premixes contain high levels of Vitamin E, Selenium, and all other required nutrients, just as 45% Ewe Supplement. Ewe 60 B contains 2267g/ton of Bovatec. A one ounce feeding rate of Ewe 60 B results in a daily intake level of 70 mg of Bovatec.

This level is 4–5 times that of competitors. The 70 mg level will allow you to clean the ewe flock up of cocci prior to lambing and thus the environment into which the lambs are born. This greatly reduces early cocci infections in young lambs. A one ounce feeding rate of Ewe 60 B would provide: 70 mg Bovatec, 50 IU Vitamin E, 11,476 IU Vitamin A, 3,375 IU Vitamin D, 0.0128# Calcium, 0.0038# Phosphorus, 0.70 mg Selenium,etc.

All this for $0.03/ewe/day.

Sample Rations
Feeding Rate
(lbs./hd./day)
Gestation Lactation
1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50
Corn, coarse ground 1455 1535 1615 1665
48% Soybean Meal 400 350 300 250
Ewe 60 B Premix 120 90 60 60
Soybean Oil 25 25 25 25
2000# 2000# 2000# 2000# 2000#

Above rations assume grass hay (11–13%CP) fed in gestation and good legume or grass/legume hay (16–18% CP) fed in lactation. When hay is 20% protein or higher you can reduce or delete the soybean meal; just mixing grain and Ewe 60 Premix. Unless you can buy soybean meal in truck loads it is better to use 45% Supplement.

#501503 — Ewe 60B Premix - contains Bovatec
Ship wt. 62 lbs.
$ 33.62
#501510 — Ewe 60 - non-medicated
Ship wt. 62 lbs.
$ 26.74
Ewe 10 B Premix

Ewe 10 B Premix is a low inclusion premix, (“micro–premix”), that is typically used at 10 lbs. per ton. Ewe 10 B Premix contains only vitamins, selenium, trace minerals and Bovatec. You need to add salt, dical, and limestone to the premix. This would make it equal to Ewe 60 and have all the same attributes and benefits. Ewe 10 B was created as an economical shipping alternative to the 60 lb. bags of Ewe 60 Premix.

Therefore it is best suited to our customers who live a long distance away, and have the capabilities for on–farm blending.

Sample Ration
Feeding Rate
(lbs./hd./day)
Gestation Lactation
1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50
Corn, ground 1505 1560 1620 1670
48% Soybean Meal 400 350 300 250
Ewe 10 B Premix 20 15 10 10
Salt 10 10 10 10
Dicalcium Phosphate 10 10 10 10
Limestone 30 30 25 25
Soybean Oil 25 25 25 25
2000# 2000# 2000# 2000# 2000#

Note: Feed Gestation ration with a 12–14% hay and Lactation ration with a 16–18% hay. If hay is 20% CP or higher you may be able to reduce/eliminate the soybean meal in the ration. Ingredient levels may vary, consult us for help in ration formulation.

EWE 10 B PREMIX - contains Bovatec
#501511-10 — 10#
Ship wt. 11 lbs.
$ 24.23
EWE 10 B PREMIX - contains Bovatec
#501511-50 — 50#
Ship wt. 52 lbs.
$ 116.34
EWE 10 PREMIX - Non-Medicated
#501512-10 (special order)
Ship wt. 11 lbs.
Call for pricing
EWE 10 PREMIX - Non-Medicated
#501512-50 (special order)
Ship wt. 52 lbs.
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EWE 12-30B COMPLETE FEED

This is a complete texturized feed for ewes, made with 45% Ewe Supplement, molasses, and grain. Convenient, ready made formulation for small flocks where on farm mixing is not possible.

#10016 — 50#
Ship wt. 52 lbs.
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EWE 1200 B PELLET

This is a complete texturized feed for ewes, made with 45% Ewe Supplement, molasses, and grain. Convenient, ready made formulation for small flocks where on farm mixing is not possible.

#10016 — 50#
Ship wt. 52 lbs.
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