Hook and loop type nylon bands for quick and easy calf identification, whether for identity at birth, or for signifying treatment with antibiotics or sulphur drugs. Also useful for marking different age, rearing or treatment groups. Washable and reusable. Highly visible neon colours. 59cm long. 2.5cm wide. Packs of 10.
The Griffiths Calf Sling is useful for many calf handling tasks. The sling is a handy guide-and-control device when moving a young calf on its feet instead of having to carry it. It makes a quick and comfortable sling for weighing a calf. The Griffiths Calf Sling is quickly and easily attached. Just slip the Velcro webbing under the calf�??s body, and secure. The fibreglass rod keeps the straps correctly placed. Even when the sling is used as a weigh cradle, ensuring the calf remains comfortable and quiet.
Solve the problem of securing calves together for mothering on foster cow. Unit comprises of two strong leather collars joined together by heavy duty D-rings and swivel coupling. This allows calves adequate freedom and safety, but ensures dual acceptance by cow.
The Webbing & Ring hobble is our most successful hobble in all conditions. It is very strong and secure, but simple to apply and remove with the Velcro strap. The measurement is between legs. Use the 20cm model when total immobility is required, and the 35cm when reasonable (grazing etc) activity is desired.
The Welfare hobble features large padded leg bands to ensure minimum chafing, especially if worn for longer periods. Double layer Velcro-type fastening ensures security and easy removal, even in very dirty conditions. The 35cm leg spacing allows reasonable mobility.
For successful debudding with a cautery (heat) tool it is important to firstly trim the hair from around the horn bud. If hair is trapped under the cautery tip it can prevent the complete elimination of blood supply to the horn tip, and thus allow the horn to continue growing (similar to incomplete ring barking of a tree). Our horn bud trimming scissors have the blades curved upwards with one tip pointed and the other blunt, for easiest and safest use. Length 17cm o.a. Stainless steel manufacture.
We know this is unusual for New Zealand and Australia, but your calves will have no trouble at all working out how to get a drink from this new water nipple. Just pipe directly into your calf pens. Ideally use a 45° mounting bracket facing downwards (see our Water Nipple Bracket in Pig Breeding section) and mount at an appropriate height for your calves to drink comfortably (probably about 70cm for young calves). Ensure the spring-plate is at the top. Biting action of the calf operates the water valve. Water flow is adjustable, but nipple is best used in medium to high pressure systems. All stainless steel bite parts. Brass mounting part. Filter incorporated. This nipple is self-cleaning with patented flush action after each use. Time to ditch those old contaminated troughs. Length 10cm o.a.
These rounded tips curved scissors are the ideal tool for cutting extra teats from calves. Also useful for other minor surgical procedures. Shoof brand, standard quality. Stainless steel. Dimension is length o.a. Length is user preference only.