sheep pellets

CopRice Sheep Pellets

CopRice are here to assist sheep farmers in reaching their production goals. Increasing the quality of nutrition for your flock will help to increase yields, improve lambing percentages and aid in reducing metabolic diseases. CopRice produces a range of highly digestible steam pelleted Sheep pellets formulated with the optimum balance of energy and protein for a range of different applications, including:

  • Finishing Lambs
  • Feedlotting Lambs
  • Maintaining Sheep
  • Supplementing Lactating Ewes

All pellets include a balanced vitamin and mineral ratio to ensure the nutritional needs of your sheep/lamb are met.

> Buffers & additives added Accurate addition and even distribution throughout the ration, reduced palatability issues.
> No further processing required Pellets are ready for consumption. No added costs in capital machinery. No extra labour to roll or mix rations.>
> Even mineral and Vitamin distribution No selective feeding by the sheep. Sheep receive balanced vitamins & minerals in ration.
> Low dust Reduced inhalation of dust by people and stock, making for a safer, healthier and more pleasant work place.
> Steam processing of pellets Better starch utilisation: up to 15% more. Increased milk production and growth per kilo of feed
> Quality Guaranteed You get the energy, protein, vitamins and minerals you pay for, without the risk of chemical residues or GMO.


“For improved production, overall animal health and long term flock development choose from the Coprice range of sheep pellets”

 

Frequently Asked Questions

> What feed rate should I start them off if in a paddock situation? Best to run out 100g/hd on the ground initially, keeping a few older ewes in the mob of lambs to teach them what to do. If the lambs have not even been weaned and you are feeding ewes it is even easier to teach them to eat.
> How soon can I start feeding? As soon as the rumen has established (8wks started eating grass), you can start supplementing. At this stage however they will eat only a small amount.
> How long should I feed for? Depending on your circumstances (feed availability) it is more profitable to firstly background lambs on pasture to a carcass weight of approximately 17 – 18 kg and grow out to 24-25kg’s.
> How fast should I increase the pellets? Approximately 50g/hd/d every couple of days. If they look to be having problems coping, keep on the same feed rate for longer.
> How often do I need to feed? Everyday is best to maintain rumen stability, however you can feed every couple of days if feeding low amounts.
> What is the best way to feed lambs in a paddock situation?  Build your lambs up by firstly trailing pellets out on the ground and by slowly increasing the amount before introducing feeders (Approx. 2wks). It is best to have them at eating approximately 4-500g/hd/d before letting them eat add-lib on a feeder.
> How much will they eat? In a paddock situation lambs can eat up to 500g/hd/day, a small amount of straw and the balance pasture. There is still a requirement for additional fibre in a paddock situation if lambs are grazing good quality lush pasture. In a feedlot situation a lamb can eat up to 1-1.3kg/hd/day of pellets and 300- 500g/hd/d (add-lib) straw or roughage.
> What growth rates can I expect?

From a British bred lamb (eg. Dorset) can grow up to 300g/hd/day depending on genetics and bone structure. A Merino bred lamb will grow at a slower rate and have a poorer feed conversion.