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Pregnet Ewes

Ewes require a large increase in total feed intake durring pregnency.  Durring the last 6weks of pregnemcy 70% of the lambs groth takes place this requires the Ewe to take in extra feed to forfill this groth.  Extra feed is required at a time that the Ewes stomock is restrickted by the growth of the lamb which reduces the size of the stomock limiting feed intake.

Failing to provid the ewe with this nutrition can have the following concequences thin ewes, twin lamb disease, small weak lambs, poor supply of colostrum, high lamb losses & poor milk yield

To avaoid these potential problems it is important to supply ewes with plenty of good quality forrage durring the last eight weeks of pregnency.

Molasses is an idea feed ingrediant during this period.  Molasses and Molasses Blends have a high level of mattabilisable energy and sugar that is readily digested.  High fibre levels in feed durring this period can reduce nutrtion intake as they take a longtime to digest and can cause good quality solid feed to be passed through the ewe without being digested fully.  The sugar in molasses is digested quickly and also helps to digest other feed leaving the Ewe with the required level of nutrition.   

Spring Grazzing

Spring grass can cause staggers to aviod this a high magnessiun molasses blend can be feed to reduce this problem.  Molasses blends are an extremly efficent way to get magnesium into sheep. 

The Magnesiun is mixed in with the molasses blend so is readily avalible, when the sheep eats the molasses the magnesium is abzorded rappidy.  The sweet taste of molasses makes sure all the sheep will lick at the molasses meaning all will recive  the magnessium they require.

Magnesiun molasses blends are a low cost way to feed magnesium and can give a big cost saving over traditional bucket licks.

Purchasing Molasses

Small quantities of molasses are avalible for purchase in a 1000L IBC container.  Listed below are different products all including, 1000L of the product, a container and British Mainland delivery.  Please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Products are delivered in a IBC as shown above, lifting equipment that can lift 1.5 tonnes is useful for unloading these containers.  If you do not have lifting equipment we can unload with a tail ift which requires good concrete to use a manual pallet truck on.  To purchase please select the product you want from the drop down menu at the bottom left hand side of the page.  Then press the BuyNow button, this will take you to PayPal to pay for the item.  Once complete the order will be dispatched.  Orders are covered by the PayPal Guarantee.

Product range

Listed below are the 4 main products used in sheep rations, that are avalible for instant purchase using a credit or debt card below. 

Molasses Blend 60, for use with with pregnent ewes, to improve condition.  Also for general use throughout the year if condition needs improving.  Very sweet so all animals will eat it, very effective at getting low quality forrage eaten if pored over the top of it. 1000L Price £300.00

Molasses Blend 60 with Vit + Mins, The same a with Molasses Blend 60 but has added Vitamins and Mineral in case animals don't have access to a source of minerals.  Recommended for pregnant ewes losing condition, we have had many years of good reports about this product. 1000L Price £320.00

Straight Molasses, This is traditional thick cane molasses that has been used for many years.  Be aware that in taken should not exced 20% of dietry intake weight due to its high Pottasium content.  1000L Price £375.00

Straight Molasses with Vit + Mins, The same a with Straight Molasses but has added Vitamins and Mineral in case animals don't have access to a source of minerals. 1000L Price £395.00

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