Famous Gail Christian Drench
You can substitute the drench in place of water, if not feeding wet, just drench them with it. 10oz a feeding, 3 to 4 time a day.
one 12 oz. can of condensed milk..24 oz. of water (use the milk can)
4 oz. honey
4 oz. mazzola corn oil
4 oz. decaf. chocolate flavored Ovaltine (if you are subject to drug test, be sure it is decaf. because of the caffeine) if you can't find decaf then use vanilla or strawberry flavor they will work fine.
Mix with blender, or mixer, hand ladle into storage containers. This will make about one gallon because of the raw egg, store in refigerator or ice chest with ice at the shows
Start about two weeks before show by giving them 10 oz. 2-3 times daily.
If you feed wet feed, then simply pour 10 oz. twice per day over their grain ration.
If they are under finished are really stale, you can feed 10 oz. 3-5 times day (24hrs.).
It will really bring back their top over the rack and loin. Lambs that have a gut, I would recommend cutting their grain ration in half about week before show. Then give them 10 oz. of the egg recipe 3-5 times per day. In most cases they will lose their gut and their tops will handle fresh. Some lambs or goats may scour...if that happens...just back off on the amount of drench fed and give 36 cc of Pepto Bismol (12 cc syringe 3 times) they will dry up real quick. Some may bloat, again back off on the amount fed, dissolve 3-4 Alkaseltzer tablets in warm water, about 2 ounces, drench, they will be down in a matter of minutes. This drench has been used successfully for about 25 years.
Electrolyte Replacement Drink
Electrolyte drink like a store bought Gatorade, Power-ade, etc.
1 quart boiled water
2 tbsp. honey or 10 tsp sugar (I try to use brown)
1/4 tsp. of salt or a ¼ tsp. of Calcium Chloride (and no salt)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 package of Kool-aid for color and flavor (your choice)
Can be kept in refrigerator for 24 hours, and then a new batch should be made. We freeze all of our drenches and defrost and use as needed. They all travel and keep better if we are going to be gone for days to jackpots etc.
I think this from JB Massey. I haven't used it, so can't say how well it works.
• ½ gallon water
• 2 8oz Blue Ribbon Electrolyte
• 2 bottles (1000ml) concentrate Amino Acid
• 2 drench guns full (120 ccs) Propyline Glycol
• 120 ccs Dyne
• 8 oz NRG plus
Give 120 ccs 2 times daily for 7 days. Can give up to 3-4 times per day.
Keep refrigerated. Will be pinkish in color
Getting Lamb to eat when their off feed
Mix 4 ounces buttermilk with about 4 ounces yogurt. Drench with 2 ounces twice a day. Take grain away completely, and feed hay in small amounts several times a day along with the drench, to get the stomach back on track. Gradually add grain back, 1 cup or ¼ lb a feeding the 1st day (if you have the time to feed small amounts every 3-4 hrs}
You need to find the cause of this lamb being off feed..how ever, 10 oz. 3 times per day of the egg shake will also help hold him together, you can drench him with it.
Just a bit of advice, before spending all the money on supplements, look at what your lambs are lacking or what they've lacked in the past, and then make your decision on what you need to buy.
Supplements you buy or make your self can’t work miracles. It's just like a daily vitamin that also helps keep them fresh and healthy. A healthy lamb is all you can ask for. Don't feed top dress supplements until they start getting some finish usually at 100 lbs, and no earlier than 60 days before fair.
I would use the shakes and drenches 10 to 14 days before fair. I also use the drench in place of wet feeding, since most fairs have rules about drenching. Jackpots it doesn’t seem to matter that much. I use the drench 5 days before hauling and during the haul to and from a jackpot it helps the stress level.
Rice Broth is another popular Drench for lambs.
Have you heard people talk about rice broth and What is it? And what does it do?
Rice broth is full of mineral & vitamins. It keeps them feeling great/strong.
Make Rice Broth yourself.
Take 3 quarts of water bring to a rolling boil.
Add 1 cup of rice (I use brown) boil for 4-5 minutes
Add one cup of Sugar (you can use brown)
Drain the water and catch the water to use for lambs.
Throw away the rice (do not use)
Keep the rice broth cold in the icebox it spoils in a few days.
Buy a bottle of cheap hair conditioner pour 1/2 bottle in sauce pan, turn burner on low and add 1 bottle of wintergreen or plain alcohol , the mix will be cloudy and thick , heat slow and stir, DO NOT BOIL, when the mix is clear let cool and pour in spray bottle. Shake up before each use spray the lamb and wipe with clean before entering the show ring. This is very similar to products sold to keep your lambs feeling fresh for the show ring.
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for the 2011 lamb crop posted soon!!
Last lamb crop for Limo May 2011
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