The Farmhand large dehorner is a development from Shoof. It has been designed to suit the high end of the dehorning market, where strength, reliability and light weight are important. The dehorner is made of hardened stainless steel, with Australian hardwood handles.
The gear set is precision cast to create the most cutting force with the least handle effort. To aid in this the main pivot points are bronze bushed, to reduce rotation loads. All parts are available. Blade opening to 80mm. Handles 70cm long. Length 122cm o.a.
Excess hair growth on udders can be a serious source of contamination of milk, and also a factor causing mastitis infections. Eliminating excess udder hair reduces significantly the amount of mud and manure accumulating on the udder. This dirt can be a significant cause of environmental mastitis. Udder Singe uses a low-temperature butane flame to burn hair away in 1-2 seconds, without causing any pain or damage to udder or teats tissue. Singing of udder hair is common practice in the northern hemisphere. The Shoof Udder Singe is supplied complete with a 600ml canister of butane gas. The wand is 75cm long with a plastic grip. The flame is controlled with an adjustable valve, to produce a ‘lazy yellow flame’ which will not burn the udder (This flame can be tested by running your hand through it). One can of gas should singe 300-400 udders.
Portasol debudders are made in Ireland. They are a quality tool. Widely used in other industries for soldering and welding. Converted to debudding for our market. Very reliable Piezo starting, or light manually if damp etc. The jet can be removed by the user for cleaning. Parts available. This is a very convenient and reliable tool, but recommended for the farmer rather than commercial user.
*The debudder is supplied complete with a can of butane gas (200 952).
This debudder is made in New Zealand and has been well proven over many years of use. It is a very robust tool, suitable for use in demanding conditions. Supplied with QCC fitting for direct connection to regular 4kg or 9kg LPG bottles. Gas control is by the handle knob, so a regulator is not required on the bottle. A 2.5m-long hose is included. Supplied standard with 18mm tip, with optional 16mm and 20mmn tips available. The heavy tip on this debudder means it will hold its heat well whilst in contact with the horn.
The Express Butane Belt-Pack makes debudding most convenient when doing more than just a few calves. The kit includes a belt hook which enables the butane can to be belt hung. This makes the debudder handle much more convenient to use. All parts are common to all Express Debudders.
*Tip is reversible.
The Express LPG debudder is for use with regular 4kg and 9kg "barbecue" gas bottles. It is supplied complete with regulator and standard POL LPG bottle fitting. This unit is ideal for commercial operators, and for debudding larger groups of calves where continuous, uninterrupted operation is important. All parts are common to all Express debudders.
*Tip is reversible