Nutrition: Sheep

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For more information:
Steve Miller: 309-208-9067
Mike Orns: 309-208-9060
Mark Wellman: 217-242-9111
Drew Stollard: 309-208-5650
Brett Beyers: 815-848-3549
Mark Tol: 815-343-2404
Brice Hintzsche: 815-721-2845
Chuck Lemenager: 815-867-7011
Grant Bedel: 309-212-2493



Additional Resources:
Purina strategy for feeding modern show lambs

Show-Rite Sheep feeding guide


Earlybird strives to provide the absolute best lamb diets for your program. We also offer a complete line of proven feeds for all stages of development and maintenance. Earlybird can easily customize a feeding program to fit your needs. We also provide a complimentary list of complete feed and top dress products from our partners. Contact an Earlybird sales representative for more information on all show lamb products any nutritional question you may have.

Akey Lamb Base is a highly fortified base mix for growing and finishing lambs. This products flexibility also provides options for mixing diets of gestating and lactating ewes. It contains no added copper and is formulated to use 50 pounds per ton. Our most common tool for customizing sheep diets.

Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Creep Pellet DX feed is designed as a creep feed for show lambs through weaning. This feed is pelleted and medicated with Deccox® to help prevent coccidiosis.

Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Grower DX feed is an 18% textured complete feed that is a completely balanced, high energy feed for growing show lambs and breeding sheep.

Honor® Show Chow® Grand Lamb Mixer DX concentrate is a blended supplement containing a nutritious pellet (containing soybean meal and linseed meal) that can be mixed with barley, corn, oats and molasses to make “custom” high quality show lamb diets. This flexible feed allows you to adjust the grain level to fit your needs for breeding ewes, growing lambs or finishing lambs.

Honor® Show Chow® Ewe pellet provides supplemental protein, minerals and vitamins for gestating and lactating ewes. This non-medicated pellet contains all the vitamins and minerals necessary for muscle growth and body condition. Healthy ewes produce healthy show lambs.

Show-Rite NewCo Lamb Feed D22.7 is a complete feed specifically designed to maximize muscle development and provide an ideal handle, while maintaining enough fat cover for the extra smooth finish.

17 % Heinhold Pellet is a complete pellet for growing and finishing lambs.  Maximum Bovatec level.  Contains yeast and fish meal for optimum performance.  All natural protein sources. Maximum mineral and vitamin levels. Feed as a complete ration to growing lambs (40lbs – market) at the rate of 1 to 4.6 pounds per lamb per day to supply 15 to 70 mg. of Lasalocid per head per day.  Provice free-choice, white salt and clean fresh water at all times.

Hubbard 37% Sheep Supplement is designed to complement homegrown grains to feed all phases of production sheep.  It contains ammonium chloride to help reduce instances of urinary calculi (water belly) and contain no added copper.  Nursing Lambs: mix 600 pounds of this supplement with 1,400 pounds of whole or crimped grain. Due to the added selenium level in this grain mix, the maximum amount that can be fed is 3.4 pounds per day.  Add this grain mix with roughage to produce a complete ration.  After Weaning: Mix 400 pounds of supplement with 1,600 pounds of whole or crimped grain.  Add this grain mix with roughage to produce a complete ration. Feed the grain supplement and roughage mix as the sole ration to growing lambs.

Hubbard Lamb Grower/Finisher B30 is a complete growing and finishing medicated lamb feed with 14% protein that is designed to take lambs from weaning to market. Contains Lasalocid which helps with the prevention of coccidiosis as well as contains ammonium chloride to help reduce instances of urinary calculi (water belly) and contains no added copper.

Hubbard Lamb Krunch D20 is a palatable, nutrient dense, medicated lamb starter formulated with 20% protein specifically to be fed as a creep feed to nursing lambs until weaned and eating well. This product contains ammonium chloride to help reduce instances of urinary calculi (water belly) and contains no added copper.

Umbarger Top Choice Lamb 19% is a ration ideally formulated for growing sheep. The protein and energy combination help develop the muscle mass and shape needed to win at the highest level. This feeder friendly ration can be fed from start to finish if desired.

Top Choice Lamb 19% Creep is made with cracked corn and formulated for young lambs. The smaller particle size of corn make this ration more uniform and helps with sorting. The smaller particle size reduces the instances of choking associated with the larger flakes of corn. Medicated for the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria ovina, Eimeria ovinoldalis (Eimeria ninakohlyakimovae), Eimeria parva and Eimeria intricata in sheep maintained in confinement.

Top Choice Lamb 17% with Barley is the most fool proof finishing ration in our toolbox. This ration is formulated to put a smooth, firm cover on your lamb. Lamb 17% should be used when a little more cover is desired. This is also a great hot weather feed that is extremely palatable.

Top Choice Lamb 16% Hi-Energy is a unique complete feed designed to deliver extra energy when it is required. This proven ration works great in programs that use heavy exercise or in situations when added cover is desired.


Companion Show Products
Earlybird partners with Honor, VitaFerm, and others to offer a show ring proven set of top dress products to put on those finishing touches!

Champion Drive a top dress is designed to be fed from start to finish of the show animal project as a supplemental protein source. (30 LB tub) Honor Show Chow Product

Fitter 35 is a supplement for all classes, weights and ages of show animals. It improves muscling and helps trim body fat. (30 LB tub) Honor Show Chow Product

Depth Charge® Supplement is an advanced nutritional supplement for all classes of animals being fed for show. It is designed to promote a full physical appearance. (25 LB bag) Honor Show Chow Product

Purina Sheep Mineral is formulated for all classes of sheep. (50 LB bag)

Sheep Mineral is a complete vitamin-mineral supplement for sheep and lambs of all ages. (25 LB bag) A VitaFerm product.

Sure Champ is a nutrient balanced 25% protein supplement to drive optimized growth and performance potential. (25 LB bag) A Vitaferm product.

VitaCharge is a supplemental source of vitamins. Stimulates microorganisms to offset the negative effects associated with scours, weaning, hauling, showing and other stresses. Paste form.

Vita Charge Liquid Boost is a unique liquid supplement, can be mixed with water, used as a drench, top-dressed on feed or administered via a medicator. Use during stress or on show day. Contains multiple prebiotics, electrolytes, niacin, vitamins and flavors to support digestive health and promote water and feed intake. Available in 1 liter, 2 liter, and 2.5 gallon plastic containers.

Lubrisyn Hyaluronic Acid joint supplement. “We Make’em Float”. Quarts or Gallons

Advance Milk Replacer for lambs provides the entire nutritional requirements for the lamb or kid from its second day of life through weaning. (25lb bag)