Sav-A-Kid® is a milk replacer to be fed to goat kids from the second day of life through weaning. May also be used as a dry feed supplement for kids and goats.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
WARNING: CONTAINS SUPPLEMENTAL COPPER –
THIS PRODUCT SHOULD NOT BE FED TO SHEEP OR LAMBS.
Dried whey protein concentrate, dried whey product, dried whey, dried skimmed milk, animal fat (preserved with BHA, BHT, citric acid and ethoxyquin), lecithin, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, L-lysine, DL-methionine; sodium silico aluminate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, magnesium sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, folic acid, ascorbic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin supplement, pyroxidine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, artificial flavors.
|Crude protein, minimum||26.00%|
|Crude fat, minimum||20.00%|
|Crude fiber, maximum||0.15%|
|Copper, minimum||10 ppm|
|Copper, maximum||17 ppm|
|Selenium, minimum||0.3 ppm|
|Vitamin A, minimum||30,000 IU/lb|
|Vitamin D3, minimum||5000 IU/lb|
|Vitamin E, minimum||100 IU/lb|
MIXING DIRECTIONS FOR LIQUID FEEDING
Please see the following table for feeding instructions. Add 1 level enclosed cup of dry Sav-A-Kid Milk Replacer powder to 1-1/2 pints (3 cups) of warm (115-120° F) water and mix thoroughly with a wire whisk. The enclosed up holds approximately 4 ounces by weight (113 grams) of dry powder, equal in volume to a standard dry kitchen cup. Feed the reconstituted milk replacer solution at about 90-100° F if feeding by bottle. If feeding free choice, chill the mixed milk replacer solution to help prevent over-consumption, and provide fresh solution daily.
|AGE / WEIGHT
|FEEDINGS PER DAY||CUPS OF MIXED MILK REPLACER PER FEEDING||TOTAL CUPS OF MIXED MILK REPLACER DAILY|
|0 to 24 hours of age,
birth wt. 5 to 10 lbs
|5 to 6||COLOSTRUM
2-1/2 to 3 cups
|2 to 4 days,
6 to 10 lbs
|5 to 9 days,
9 to 13 lbs
|10 to 14 days,
12 to 16 lbs
|3||1 3/4 cups
milk replacer1 3/4 cups
|15 to 20 days,
15 to 20 lbs
|21 to 30 days,
20 to 25 lbs
|30 days to weaning,
25 to 30 lbs
Individual goat kids vary in requirements. Adjust the amount of powder and/or liquid milk replacer fed according to the kid’s body weight and appetite, the environmental conditions and your own good judgment. When in question about nutrition requirements please consult with your veterinarian or animal nutritionist.
Refrigerate unused Sav-A-Kid Milk Replacer solution immediately after mixing. Reheat gently over warm water and mix thoroughly before feeding. Do not microwave or freeze the solution. Discard unused refrigerated Sav-A-Kid solution after 24 hours.
Store dry Sav-A-Kid powder in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry place, and use within 6 months of manufacture whenever possible. Shelf life may be extended by freezing the dry powder in an airtight container.
GOAT KID MANAGEMENT TIPS
COLOSTRUM – IMPORTANT!
Feed colostrum from the doe within 2 hours after birth whenever possible. Colostrum is the first milking from the doe following birth, providing nutrients, growth factors, and immune globulin proteins that are crucial to the health and growth of the newborn goat kid. If the doe’s colostrum is not available, another doe’s colostrum, or fresh cow colostrum may be substituted, or you may feed Ultra Start® Colostrum Supplement according to label directions for goat kids. Goat kids that do not receive colostrum may scour easily.
FEEDING LIQUID MILK REPLACER TO GOAT KIDS
Bottle feed for the first few days to ensure adequate intake of colostrum and a smooth transition to milk replacer. After that, Sav-A-Kid Milk Replacer may be offered warm from a bottle, or room temperature to cold in a suitable feeder free choice. Clean equipment thoroughly and provide fresh milk replacer daily. Monitor milk replacer intake carefully, as over-consumption can cause scours. If scours occur, reduce milk feedings and feed Electrolytes PlusTM according to label directions for goat kids.
If scours persist or worsen consult with your veterinarian.
WATER AND SOLID FEEDS
Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Begin offering small amounts of high-quality creep feed at about one week of age. Provide access to high quality hay or pasture at about three weeks of age.
Most healthy standard goat kids can be weaned from liquid milk replacer at about 30 pounds body weight or 30 days of age, provided that they are consuming hay and grain daily, and are growing well.
The suggestions listed above are only suggestions and are not to be interpreted as a substitute for having a veterinarian or qualified animal nutritionist provide recommendations. The reader’s implementation of the above suggestions are exclusively the reader’s decision. Milk Products LLC makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding these suggestions. The reader agrees that Milk Products LLC shall have no liability in connection therewith.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE AS A DRY POWDER SUPPLEMENT
Sav-A-Kid Milk Replacer may be top-dressed or mixed into grain, dry starter feed, or creep feed to encourage feed intake during the weaning period for kids, or to provide supplemental nutrients to stressed or under-conditioned goats. Mix 2 dry ounces (1/2 kitchen cup) into 1 pound of fresh dry feed daily. Discard any unconsumed dry feed each day to help avoid spoilage.
HELPFUL CONVERSIONS FOR LIQUID MEASURE:
1 QUART = 2 PINTS = 4 CUPS
WARNING: CONTAINS SUPPLEMENTAL COPPER -
SHOULD NOT BE FED TO SHEEP OR LAMBS.