A Closer Look at Purina's Honor Show Sheep Feeds

Mar 06, 2023


Marissa Eekhoff
Feed Sales Intern


ARE YOU NEW to Purina’s line of Honor Show sheep feeds? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! To start, there are three main categories: creep, starter/grower and finisher. New lambs are started out on creep feed while they are still nursing. As they continue to grow, they can be transitioned from the creep to a starter/grower feed. The starter/grower feed will help your lambs add some weight and grow at a great rate. Finally, toward the end of summer and fall, your lambs will have reached the finishing stage. 

Below is a brief breakdown of each feed in the Purina Honor Show line and the stage they work best in, plus a look at vitamins and minerals, which are important supplements throughout a lamb’s life.
 
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1. Creep Feed

  • Showlamb Creep DX: Creep feed for show lambs through weaning; pelleted and medicated with Deccox®
  • EXP 15% Pellet DX: Creep feed designed to promote early bloom and increase intake in lambs; pelleted and medicated with Deccox


2. Starter/Grower Feed

  • Flex Lamb TXT B30: Texturized feed that can be fed all the way to finishing; medicated with Bovatec®
  • Flex Lamb TXT DX30: Texturized feed that can be fed all the way to finishing; medicated with Deccox
  • Showlamb Grower DX: Texturized complete feed that is completely balanced; great option for lambs needing a high-energy diet
  • Showlamb Grower 15% DX: Texturized complete feed that can be fed in smaller amounts as long as good-quality hay is available; used for lambs that need extra energy to maintain condition (also available in 18 percent protein)
  • EXP 15% Pellet DX: Feed designed to promote early bloom and increase intake in lambs; pelleted and medicated with Deccox


3. Finisher Feed

  • Flex Lamb TXT B30: Texturized feed that can be fed all the way to finishing; medicated with Bovatec
  • Flex Lamb TXT DX30: Texturized feed that can be fed all the way to finishing; medicated with Deccox
  • Showlamb Grower 15% DX: Texturized complete feed that can be fed in smaller amounts as long as good-quality hay is available; used for lambs that need extra energy to maintain condition (also available in 18 percent protein)


4. Mineral/Maintenance

  • Accuration® Hi-Fat Sheep Tubs: 200- pound tubs that work best to maintain condition on your breeding herd and add extra condition to set ewes up for successful flushing
  • Wind and Rain® Sheep Mineral: Weatherized mineral containing Availa® zinc to support hoof health and reproductive efficiency
  • Sheep Mineral with ClariFly®: Seasonal mineral that offers feed-through fly control


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