Manna Pro Kid Milk Replacer is an all-milk protein with probiotics that is specially formulated to support the growth and development of goat kids. It is fortified with Opti-Gut, a special blend of natural ingredients including Probiotic bacteria and yeast cell, which helps promote healthier gut and digestion from the beginning. The special formulation helps control bacteria that are harmful, while supporting the good bacteria population in the digestive tract to ensure a healthy gut for young goats. It features an easy-to-mix formula for quicker preparation and optimum consumption.
MIXING: Add one enclosed cup* (level full) of milk replacer powder to 1 1/2 pints of warm (110 degrees Fahrenheit) water and mix thoroughly. For best mixing, sprinkle the powder onto the water and mix with a wire whisk. Always mix milk replacer solution as needed for immediate feeding.
*The enclosed cup (level full) holds about 4 oz. of milk replacer powder by weight. Periodically weigh a filled cup to assure accuracy.
FEEDING: The table below gives typical amounts to feed, based on kid age. Individual kids vary in requirements and appetite. Adjust the feeding rate accordingly, being careful not to overfeed milk replacer.
Aged 1: 4 feedings per day. Colostrum.
Aged 2 to 10: 3 feedings per day. 6 to 8 oz. per feeding or 18 to 24 oz. per day.
Aged 11 to Weaning: 3 feedings per day. 8 to 10 oz. per feeding or 24 to 30 oz. per day.
NOTE:For pygmy/dwarf breeds, use half the amounts for milk replacer solution shown above as a guideline.
**Evenly space the recommended number of feedings within a 24 hour period.
Feed 2 to 4 ounces of colostrum four times the first day. Ensure that one colostrum feeding occurs within two hours of birth. If maternal colostrum is not available, use Manna Pro Kid Colostrum or Manna Pro Colostrum Supplement. Begin feeding goat starter feed in the second week. Sprinkle a little Kid Milk Replacer powder on the goat starter feed to get kids nibbling. Maintain a regular feeding schedule. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Kids can typically be weaned when they are consistently eating 1/2 to 3/4 pound (1/4 to 1/2 pound for pygmy/dwarf breeds) of kid starter per day.