Merck Manual

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Recommended Formulas for Finishing Lambs a

Recommended Formulas for Finishing Lambs a

--Starter 10-day Period--

--High Roughage--

Feed

Loose

Pelleted

Loose

Pelleted

High Concentrate

Corn Silage

Grain (corn, barley, or milo)b

500

200

780

400

1,500

540

Alfalfa hay

1,280

1,700

1,000

1,400

200

Molasses

100

100

100

Oilseed meal

100

100

100

Urea

45

Beet pulp

200

200

Silage

1,350

Limestone

10

35

10

Trace mineralized salt

10

20

20

35

Vitamin A (IU/ton)

1,000,000

a Lb/ton or kg/metric ton; feeder lambs should have ~14% crude protein in rations (dry basis).

b Wheat can be substituted for other grains, but a period of time should be allowed for adaptation.