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    Maximize Growth Potential & Production

    Every farm environment has unique opportunities and challenges. Your young animals’ performance is determined by your ability to recognize their specific needs and to make the necessary adjustments to your feeding program based on their genetic potential, housing environment, and environmental conditions. The greater  the producers’ ability to recognize the…

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    Readiness to wean

    Grober Nutrition is invested to be at the frontier of young animal nutrition, and the Grober Young Animal Development Center (GYADC) is an opportunity to explore new developments in young animal husbandry and nutrition. During 2014, one of the trials at the GYADC focused on dietary and developmental needs of…

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    Lamb Gro A+ – An Effective Management Tool

    Management strategy defines the success of lamb rearing programs. Lambs are challenged from birth with an immature immune system, and at the same time they are born with little energy reserves and programmed to grow quickly. Delivering a high quality, clean, and proper quantity of colostrum 1-2 hours of birth…

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    Milk Replacer Storage

    Grober® milk replacers are a blend of dry milk ingredients, fat filled whey powder and freeze dried liquid fat blend.  The combination of fat sources allows Grober to offer a unique fatty acid profile along with competitive pricing.  Moisture content is typically very low (<5%) to inhibit mold and bacterial…

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    Pasteurization Pro’s and Con’s

    Heifers are the future profit earners of a milking herd. The largest cost inputs are feed and the number of day’s growth to achieve first calving. Raising healthy, strong calves must be a priority in maintaining herd profitability. In the last few years, larger calf raising units and more attention…

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    Clean & Sterilized Feeding Utensils

    Newborns have very naïve immune systems. Severe infections can be introduced and spread by bacterial contamination on esophageal feeders, buckets, nipples and bottles. Review the cleaning and sanitation procedures on your facility to be sure that all the utensils have been properly cleaned and maintained. Clean feeding utensils are critical…

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    Lamb Management

    Profitability in sheep farming is largely dependant on the number of lambs weaned per ewe per year (aim should be at least two). High prolific breeds (e.g. Finn, Romanov) used in the breeding program can achieve and surpass this. Lamb survival is a result of good ewe management before and…

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    Ewe Nutrition & Its Effect on Lamb Growth

    In the pre-lambing season it is worthwhile remembering the nutrition requirements of the ewe and the impact it can have on lamb viability and growth. Ewe nutrition needs increase significantly and accelerate rapidly, in the 4-6 weeks before lambing.  This is to support the rapidly growing fetus and encourage proper…

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    Lambing Checklist

    Prepare Buildings – Ensure barns have good ventilation, are dry, no drafts, and a strict cleaning schedule as been prepared. Prepare supplies well ahead of lambing. For example- lambing equipment, thermometer, warming box, frozen colostrum etc. Select lambs for artificial rearing, e.g. the weaker, less aggressive lambs from ewes with…

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    Lamb Survival

    Profitability in sheep farming is largely dependant on the number of lambs weaned per ewe each year. Typically, the lambs weaned for each ewe exposed to a ram should be at least 2 or more. Lamb survival is a result of good ewe management before and during lambing and attention…

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