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Milk & Milk Machine Webinar Follow Up

We continue to receive thanks and compliments daily on the services we provide answering email questions 24/7 and fielding numerous calls here at the clinic.  We appreciate your returned support through purchasing products through us.  Some of the products we provide are educational such as the Shepherd’s Club, for $80 you get the opportunity to participate in numerous webinars in timely fashion and receive my manual, Pipestone’s Veterinary Guide to Sheep and Goats. 

We just finished up with our webinar on Milk and Milk Machines. The machines are certainly the future if you have any number of lambs. They are dependable, but like your automobile, they require maintenance and do break down occasionally. However, when properly maintained they do the best job of any of the alternative methods. Cold milk in a nipple bucket free choice would be second and scheduled bottle feeding is a distant last. I would suggest giving 1cc CDT and 1cc penicillin early when processing and the CD every ten days and at weaning, thirty days and not a day longer. If lambs haven’t received colostrum I would say a minimum of 8 oz. is essential and is best 
delivered by tubing.

We service the machines we sell and Del and Scott are very knowledgeable on operation of the machines. The company warrants the machines for six months. We have many products that have been specifically designed for sheep and goats and are marketed under the Shepherd’s Choice label. We are particularly happy with the acceptance of our milk in the industry. It works and is designed to benefit lambs and kids not market whey. Our acidified skim milk product is second to none. We have a pricing structure from one bag to 20 ton that is friendly to dealers and producers. This allows producers to join together to save on costs. At the end of the day you can still purchase a 25 lb bag, pay freight and still be competitive with the farm stores less quality product.

Our last webinar, Jan 30th, involved preparation for lambing and lambing time problems. It’s always fun to work with young lambs but we covered the field including processing, Vitamin E and energy needs, colostrum, CDT, iodine requirements, navel infection, adequate milk intake, ewe health problems and whatever else comes to mind during a discussion.

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