- Easy, stress free way to move newborn or young calves around farmyard
- Single hand operation to enable quick loading or unloading.
- Pivot wheel mechanism for ease of levelling and rising for mobility.
- Individual wheel load capacity 90kg.
- Frame can be detached from unit for use as stationary handling/restraining crate for disbudding or medication.
- All metal construction.
Delivery £50 + VAT to mainland UK
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We have just launched our new product in youngstock jackets. We have 4 variations. Check out the table below for the full infor mation on our new product.
|2-3 months||4-6 months||6-8 months||8-10 months|
|Neck to tail||85cm||100cm||110cm||120cm|
|Size||2′ 9″||3′ 3″||3′ 8″||4ft|
|Prices||£26.00 +VAT||£28.00 +VAT||£30.00 +VAT||£35.00 +VAT|
Downer/Sick Cow Rugs
We are proud to introduce the Downer/Sick Cow Rugs to our range of products. They come in small medium and large. We also have an offering of both indoor and outdoor offerings.
- Indoor rugs 600D, Waterproof, Breathable, Machine washable at 50 degrees c.
- Outdoor rugs 1200D, Waterproof, Breathable, Machine washable at 50 degrees c.
|Small||Purebred Jersey||4ft 3″|
All above measurements are from base of neck to top of tail.
- Remove excess dirt from jacket with hose/light powerwash or pre-soak.
- Wash jacket @ 40-50oC with detergent and dry.
- Line dry or dry overnight in aired room. Do Not Tumble Dry.
The use of lamb jackets reduces the risk of hypothermia which is caused by exposure and starvation.
Hypothermia can reduce the suckling instinct of newborn lambs leading reduced colostrum intake which will cause the lamb to be weak and can in turn lead to rejection by the ewe especially in multiple births.
By 5 hours old the lamb will have used most of the brown fat it is born with and then requires more energy to survive; if it is cold it will lose energy quicker and be less likely to be strong enough to feed as required.
Identifying hypothermia early will be the key to the survival rate of the lamb. Hypothermia causes 30% of lamb losses but a lot of these could be avoided by early detection and action to reverse the effects.
Material: Outer shell 600D Oxford, 100g filling, nylon lining.
Available in four sizes:
- Extra Small ( 3–8 pounds )
- Small ( 8–12 pounds )
- Medium ( 12–16 pounds )
- Large ( 16+ pounds )
Preventing hypothermia by the use of a lamb jacket will reduce the risk of rejection by the ewe as it is natural heat retention of the body temperature of the lamb which can be left with its mother rather than removing the lamb and artificially heating it then returning it to the ewe smelling different and losing bonding time.
This is most detrimental in multiple births as bonding of all lambs should be at the same time.
See link to:- Signs of and how to treat hypothermia in lambs.
Lamb jackets can enable ewes and lambs to be turned out in colder/wetter weather conditions to provide more space in lambing sheds, give the lambs a more natural environment with less subjection to infectious diseases and poor ventilation.
Lamb jackets provide protection in sudden changes or adverse weather conditions e.g hail storms or blizzards which cause lambs to seek shelter and increases the risk of lambs losing contact with the ewe then becoming cold and weak.