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Wombaroo Sheep Milk Replacer

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Wombaroo Sheep Milk Replacer is a nutritionally balanced milk substitute for all breeds of sheep. Use for orphaned lambs or when the ewe's milk is limited.

Key Features:

* Specifically formulated to match the composition of sheep milk.

* Elevated Fat Content - to cater for the high energy demands of lambs
and to allow early weaning.

* High in Protein & Essential Amino Acids - including cysteine for healthy fleece growth.

Success in hand-rearing lambs greatly improves if they receive colostrum within the 24 hours from birth. Lambs that don't get colostrum from the mother can be fed Impact Colostrum Supplement. Commence feeding Wombaroo Sheep Milk Replacer after the initial feeds of colostrum.

Making up Milk:

To make 1 litre of milk: Add 190g of powder to 850ml of warm water.

Add half the water to the powder first and mix to a paste. Then add the remaining water and mix thoroughly. Pre-boil the water to ensure it is sterilised. If the water is too hot it can cause the milk to curdle. If it is too cold then it will be difficult to disperse the powder. Wombaroo contains elevated protein and fat levels, so the milk needs to be well mixed to prevent it from separating out. An electric whisk can be used for mixing larger quantities. Milk can be stored in the fridge for up to a day or can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.


Individual lambs can be bottle fed. Warm milk to about 30°C and feed from a bottle with a commercial lamb teat or Wombaroo D-type teat for small lambs. Feed every 6 hours for the first 5 days, reducing this to every 8 hours thereafter. Avoid dehydration during periods of hot weather by giving a drink of pre-boiled water between feeds. Always have clean drinking water available. Consult a veterinarian or experienced breeder for particular advice about husbandry of lambs.

Feeding Groups of Lambs:

Lambs can be reared in groups of upto 15, by self-feeding Wombaroo Sheep Milk Replacer from a modified bucket. Rubber teats, one for every three lambs, are fixed into the base of the bucket so that the milk gravity feeds into the teats. The bucket is fastened to a rigid stand ensuring that the teats are about 40cm above the floor. A two pen system consisting of a training and independent pen is suitable for rearing groups of lambs. Introduce lambs to self-feeding by bottle feeding for the first day in the training pen. Lambs are moved to the independent pen when they are fully adapted to the teat. Milk should then be offered cold (5ºC) when self-feeding.
Feeding milk cold reduces overfeeding by lambs and spoilage of milk.
Self-feeding lambs should drink from 0.8 to 1.5 litres of milk per day.


Lambs should weigh from 4 to 6kg at birth and grow at a rate of 250 to 400g per day, depending on breed. Where possible, weigh lambs regularly to verify weight gains and determine the volume of milk to feed. Overfeeding milk can cause diarrhoea so feed the suggested volumes in the feeding guidelines.


Ewe-reared lambs are weaned at 3 to 6 months of age. However, hand reared lambs can be weaned as early as 15 to 20 days as long as body weight is a minimum of 9kg. To entice lambs to eat solids, offer pelleted food soaked in milk. Lambs can be offered high quality, digestible feed and hay from 7-10 days of age. This starts the development of microbial digestion in the stomach. Once they start to eat sufficient quantity of solid food reduce the milk and increase the solids until they are fully weaned.

SIZE: 5kg

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