An enhanced nutritional package and improved mixing characteristics
are the key benefits for flockmasters from the newly formulated
Trouw Nutrition Milkivit Denkamilk lamb milks for the 2007 lambing
Both the highly digestible skim-based Lamb Traditional
and the high energy (30% oil) whey-based Lacto Lamb are now fully
fortified with a nutritional booster package to give lambs a
better start. The milks also benefit from better mixing and stability
characteristics, says the company.
“The two distinctive milks benefit particularly from extra
natural vitamin E for greater lamb vigour and immunity,” explains
product manager Jessica Miller from Trouw Nutrition.
“There is considerable evidence that vitamin E has a considerable
impact on the performance of lambs. But we now know that natural
forms of vitamin E are retained better and for longer than synthetic
sources. Indeed, the availability of natural vitamin E for use
by the body is around double that of synthetic forms,” she
“We have also included Beta Glucans in the milks – these
are powerful molecules that help optimise growth and performance.
Both products also benefit from the addition of Protimax – proven
concentrated albumins rich in specific proteins that will help
lambs meet the challenges of early life on UK farms. The aim
with the range is to mirror ewe milk as closely as possible,
but add appropriate nutritional enhancements to ensure lambs
that don’t have access to ewe milk following colostrums
still get the best chance of a flying start. And if you give
them the best start, we know you will improve lifetime feeding
efficiency and vigour,” she says.
The Milkivit Denkamilk range is also fully acidified, which keeps
the products fresh after mixing for up to 24 hours and allows
the milk to be fed cool ad-lib through simple teat feeders without
Both Lamb Traditional and Lacto Lamb are available in large and small packs,
with free-flow variations available for automatic feeding machines.
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