Sheep farmers in the UK lose over 4 million lambs a year at a cost to the industry of £125 million. Over 60% of deaths occur in the first week of life and, of those, 50% are due to starvation or hypothermia.
Colostrum is the single most important factor in ensuring maximum lamb survival. Colostrum supplies the new born lamb with protection against disease-causing pathogens and with the energy and nutrients to ensure survival in those vital first 24 hours.
For many reasons, a new born lamb may not get sufficient colostrum, or receive colostrum of a low quality. The latter is only just being recognised by scientists and researchers, as all colostrums were previously thought to be of equal quality.
Many ewes produce insufficient colostrum in terms of quality and/or quantity. Surestart® is the ideal supplement in these cases.
Surestart® was developed by Agri-Lloyd taking all the above factors into consideration. The unique Surestart® formula was developed after consultation with the Moredun Institute in Scotland, the world's leading authority on sheep diseases.
It is particularly high in energy and is manufactured using only 100% pure natural colostrum.
This is significant as it guarantees the newborn lamb gets an intake of feed that is as close to mother's as possible! That is the technical side but equally as important, if not more so, is the fact that Surestart® mixes easily.
Our research tells us that this is the most important reason given by shepherds in choosing Surestart® over competitive products. They know that no matter how good the product is, getting it into the lamb is what counts!
For each lamb, mix 25g Surestart® with 180ml warm water. This makes 200ml of liquid colostrum replacer. This can be reduced for particularly small lambs. Feed to the lamb as soon as possible after birth, using a stomach tube or teat bottle. After mixing, Surestart® may be stored warm in a flask for 24 hours or cold for 3 days.
Only for feeding to lambs up to 14 days of age.
Reseal the inner liner after use and replace the lid.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Dried colostrum, dried skim milk, dried whey powder, animal and vegetable fats and oils, vitamins, macro and trace elements, specific protective factors, Enterococcus faecium M74 NCIB 11181.
As far as is known, there are no health or usage hazards associated with the feeding of this product. Store in cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.