3IN1FEEDERS CREEP PANEL
(standard with all feeders)

Note: The creep panel works equally as well with does and kids.

Early Rumen Development

Feeding high starch-based diets to stock drastically reduces the time for the rumen to develop. Starch helps initiate the conversion of the rumen for processing milk at infancy to be able to support a large microbial population – essential for processing fodder and grain/pellets.

Benefits of creep feeding include:

  • Increase the weight gain of lambs/kids.
  • Increase the number of lambs/kids that reach target weight by weaning.
  • Allow lambs/kids to be weaned earlier.
  • Increase the number of ewes/does run on the property – by not carrying as many weaned stock.
  • Reduce the amount of supplement needed to get ewes/does to reach the desired condition score prior to breeding.
  • Increase the number of lambs/does that survive through to weaning.
  • Increase the number of young stock that reach mating weight for breeding at 7-9 months of age.

Safe for ewes and lambs

  • The 3IN1FEEDERS Creep Panel is safe for both ewes and lambs. As the Creep Panel operates based on the size of the head of the sheep, and not the size of the animal, it is able to restrict ewes and allow lambs easy access.
  • Many farmers report that when the Creep Panel is engaged the ewes stand back from the feeder because the ewes know that they cannot access any feed.
  • The system works well up until the lambs are 4 months of age. At this age the lambs heads start getting close the same size as a ewe. At 4 months most lambs have been weaned.

Revolutionary System

The 3IN1FEEDERS Creep Panel revolutionises lamb creep feeding by simplifying the system and reducing potential harm to stock. The Creep Panel (Patent application number: 2010903466) works by acting as a guard over the trough denying ewes access to the feed based on their head being too large.

The Creep Panel is able to be pivoted to allow the feeder to operate either as a creep feeder (Creep Panel engaged) or a standard feeder (Creep Panel open).

The 3IN1FEEDERS Creep Panels are permanently attached to the feeder. This makes repositioning the 3IN1FEEDER easy. The system is cost effective because it consists of 1 part.

Two Creep Panels are provided with every 3IN1FEEDER at no additional cost.

Easy to adjust
Creep panel engaged
Creep panel open

Number of stock per feeder

There are many variables to the number of sheep that can put on a feeder. The main consideration is what other sources of feed they have in their paddock. If sheep are totally reliant on the feeders then they will visit the feeder more often. As a general rule the feeders are suitable for the following quantities of stock:

1800/3800 800
  • 150-200 ewes or lambs
  • 70 ewes with 120 lambs
  • 75-100 ewes or lambs
  • 35 ewes with 60 lambs

 

Note: does and kids can be interchanged for ewes and lambs.

Safe for ewes and lambs

  • The 3IN1FEEDERS Creep Panel is safe for both ewes and lambs. As the Creep Panel operates based on the size of the head of the sheep, and not the size of the animal, it is able to restrict ewes and allow lambs easy access.
  • Many farmers report that when the Creep Panel is engaged the ewes stand back from the feeder because the ewes know that they cannot access any feed.
  • The system works well up until the lambs are 4 months of age. At this age the lambs heads start getting close the same size as a ewe. At 4 months most lambs have been weaned.

Benefits of creep feeding

  • Promotes the development of a proper functioning rumen – the faster the gut is developed, the better the eventual growth, health and nutrient digestion of the lamb;
  • Increased survival rates of weaners;
  • Meeting target weights for market;
  • Increased twin and triplet development;
  • Providing sufficient nutrition when ewes are on inadequate pastures; and
    Early weaning to allow ewes to regain condition quicker.