December 2017
Product Spotlight

STIMU-LYX Sheep 15 Supplement

 

Good forage is the basic component of a great sheep program. How do you get the most out of your sheep forage program? That’s easy, STIMU-LYX Sheep 15 supplement tubs. Sheep 15 is an all-natural, high-energy, free-choice supplement specifically formulated for sheep and lambs. This low-moisture supplement tub delivers protein, energy, vitamins and minerals, while also increasing the digestibility of the forage.

It has been a great year for growing forage, especially after the dry conditions we experienced last year. The drawback of a wet growing season is forage quality. While we did produce more hay, forage quality and digestibility suffered. Hay was not cut when it should have been because of impending rain or the cut hay was rained on and it took longer to cure; either situation results in hay with lower protein and low-energy levels.

Sheep 15 helps the sheep get more protein and energy from the hay by improving the pH level in the rumen, increasing microbial activity and improves forage digestibility.

The supplement must be licked to be consumed. This creates a large volume of saliva, a natural buffer for the rumen. This keeps the pH at an optimum level.

Benefits of STIMU-LYX Sheep 15 supplement tubs:

  • Better forage digestibility

  • Higher energy levels

  • Mineral/vitamin supplementation

  • Improved body condition

  • Increased milk production

  • Enhanced reproductive performance in ewes

  • Improved growth rate of lambs

Sheep 15 comes in a 125-pound, nonreturnable plastic tub. The hardness of the product ensures the sheep do not overconsume the supplement . Keep out one tub for every 25-30 head of sheep. Do not place near their water and/or hay sources. These supplements should be fed year-round for the best performance.

 

John Sims is a products specialist for AFC’s Feed, Farm & Home department. He can be contacted at 256-260-3433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..