Home Fresh 18 Sheep Starter Grower 18DQ


A complete feed for starting and growing lambs

  • Life Stage:  Grower, Starter
  • Feed Type:  Complete Feed
  • Feed Form:  Textured
  • Packaging:  50-lb bag

Product Description

Home Fresh 18 Sheep Starter Grower 18DQ is a textured, high-protein, high-energy complete medicated feed for starting and growing lambs. Formulated with oats, flaked and cracked corn, and pellets wrapped in highly palatable molasses.

Features & Benefits

NutriVantage Nutrition Optimizer - for Sheep

NutriVantage nutrition optimizer, is a research-driven feed supplement designed to help animals derive optimum nutrition from their diet. Our exclusive NutriVantage Sheep formula is made with nutritional components that consist of a blend of organic macromolecules, trace minerals, antioxidants, and chelating agents that provide optimal nutritional supplementation to your sheep’s digestive tract. This means that with every feeding of our NutriVantage Sheep formula, your animals are getting a feed supplement that supports their precise nutritional needs. In research trials, NutriVantage has a positive impact on animal health. From support of a healthy rumen environment, an immune response under stress, or efficient production, related research suggests NutriVantage may be the future for helping keep sheep healthy and performing to their genetic potential.

Decoquinate (DQ)

Added for the prevention of coccidiosis in young sheep


Help support normal rumen microbial fermentation essential for fiber digestion.

Trace Mineral Amino Acid Complex

More readily available form of zinc supports a healthy immune system.

Ammonium Chloride

To aid in the prevention of urinary calculi and urinary tract blockage, supporting overall urinary tract health.

No Added Copper

Maintains optimum health as sheep are sensitive to copper.

Vitamin E and Selenium

Aids in the prevention of White Muscle Disease.

Precisely Balanced Nutrition

Optimum levels and ratios of nutrients help support and maintain overall health.

Fixed Component Formula

Utilizes a particular set of quality ingredients limited to a precise range to ensure the product meets nutrient specifications at all times while providing a consistent diet supporting healthy digestive function.

Textured Form

A blend of grains, pellets and molasses provides excellent palatability and acceptance

Nutritional Information

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, min 18.00%
NPN, max 1.00%
Crude Fat, min 3.00%
Crude Fiber, max 8.00%
Calcium, min 0.75%
Calcium, max 1.25%
Phosphorus, min 0.40%
Salt, min 0.50%
Salt, max 1.00%
Selenium, min 0.3 ppm
Vitamin A, min 4,000 IU/lb


Corn, Oats, Sunflower Meal, Soybean Meal, Cane Molasses, Corn Distillers Dried Grains, Barley, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Ammonium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Vegetable Oil, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat, Fish Meal, Reed-Sedge Peat, Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Rice Hulls, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Propionic, Acetic, Benzoic, & Sorbic Acid (preservatives), Ethoxyquin and BHT (preservatives)

Active Drug Ingredient Amount
Decoquinate 18 gm/ton

Feeding Directions

Home Fresh 18 Sheep Starter Grower 18DQ is a textured high-energy medicated feed for starting and growing lambs. Feed Home Fresh 18 Sheep Starter Grower 18DQ beginning at 5 days of age to 55-60 pounds body weight. Allow free-choice access to good-quality hay and fresh water at all times.
For prevention of coccidiosis in lambs feed at the rate of 2.5 pounds per 100 pounds body weight to provide 22.7 mg of Decoquinate per 100 pounds of body weight. Feed at least 28 days during periods of exposure or when experience indicates coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.
The suggested feeding program is intended solely as a guide. The variables of management, environment and breed may dictate changes in the animal’s dietary requirements.


Do not feed to sheep producing milk for human consumption.


Do not use Decoquinate in feeds containing bentonite.

NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer®

NutriVantage Nutrition Optimizer is an exclusive research-driven nutritional feed supplement that is only available in Blue Seal branded products.

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