Please see the following table for specific feeding instructions. Using the plastic cup enclosed in the bag, mix 4 ounces of milk replacer powder into 3 cups of warm water and mix thoroughly with a wire whisk. The enclosed cup holds approximately 4 ounces by weight (113 grams) of dry powder. Weigh milk replacer powder for accurate mixing.
Mixing Tip: the ratio is 1 part powder to 3 parts water by volume.
|Age/Weight of Kid||Feedings per Day||Cups of Mixed Milk Replacer per Feeding||Total Cups of Milk Replacer Solution fed Daily|
|First 24 hours||–||COLOSTRUM||COLOSTRUM|
|2 to 4 days||4||3/4 cup milk replacer||3 cups milk replacer|
|5 to 9 days||4||1 cup milk replacer||4 cups milk replacer|
|10 to 14 days||3||1-3/4 cups milk replacer||5-1/4 cups milk replacer|
|15 to 20 days||3||2 cups milk replacer||6 cups milk replacer|
|21 to 30 days||2||4 cups milk replacer||8 cups milk replacer|
|30 days – weaning||2||5 cups milk replacer||10 cups milk replacer|
Important: 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.
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 (approximately 1/2 enclosed cup) into 1 pound of fresh dry feed daily. Discard any unconsumed dry feed each day to help prevent spoilage.
Store dry Sav-A-Kid® milk replacer powder in a tightly closed container in a cool, dry place. Best if used within 12 months of manufacture. Shelf life can be extended by freezing the dry powder in a tightly sealed container. After mixing with water, refrigerate extra milk replacer solution promptly and use within 24 hours.
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