Products for Small Ruminants
As with beef and dairy, when considering the nutritional needs of sheep and goats, we must first address the nutritional needs of the rumen microbes. With proper nutrition, the rumen microbes will be fortified to efficiently digest forages and generate microbial protein and other important co-products beneficial to the host animal. All other nutrients that are fed must pass through the rumen ungraded and in a form that can be digested in the abomasum (the true stomach) and small intestine. Without a “healthy” rumen, the forages in the ration will be poorly utilized, and the host animal will be vulnerable to multitude of health and stress challenges and other production stresses.
XF-Nebraska provides ingredients that address these issues so as to optimize growth, reproduction and lactation performance in your sheep and goat flocks.
Our featured products for sheep and goats include:
EXL 7060.R3 – an all-vegetable source of Omega-6 & 3 essential fatty acids in a 0.4:1 ratio ideal for optimum reproductive performance.
XF JUMP START – a liquid blend of amino acid chelated minerals and essential oils for the drinking water or milk replacer of stressed animals.
WARNING – XF JUMP START contains copper. Do not feed to sheep.
RUMETRICS OP – a product designed to mitigate heat stress.
WARNING – RUMETRICS OP contains copper. Do not feed to sheep.
XF COMPLETE 35-10 – a convenient and powerful blend of nitrogen and energy to support optimum rumen function.