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$225.00 inc. GST

Genuine high-quality hi-tech cord, made specially to withstand the heavy-duty requirements of automatic cluster removers. The cord is cut and chafe resistant, and extremely strong. (5x stronger than typical 4mm polyester cord.) Available as 100m rolls only. Made in New Zealand.

212 626
$199.00 inc. GST

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.

214 260
$499.00 inc. GST
215 206
$199.00 inc. GST

Tailwell has only three moving parts. Of these, only one - the self-lubricating sliding-block Rotator Bearing - is subject to any wear. The reduction in moving parts has resulted in a cutting machine that draws the minimum amount of power, ensuring the maximum number of tails are cut from each charge.

Tailwell should be used on a 14-volt cordless power drill, with an operating speed of 1,200 to 1,750rpm. (Higher or lower drill speeds do not cut better, and may damage the machine, voiding any warranty.) A lightweight drill with a high quality battery is the best to use. A quality Li-ion 1.5Amh 14v drill battery should allow trimming of about 70 tails per charge, depending on conditions.

The Tailwell is simply placed through the flexible drill sleeve, and the chuck tightened firmly on the drive shaft. The drill-sleeve is then pulled back firmly onto the drill body to prevent any rotation of the machine. The bungee cord is then put around the back of the drill, and pulled firm. This part is for safety only, to prevent the Tailwell dropping off the drill if the chuck becomes loose.

If tails are not contaminated by sand, the cutters should stay sharp for more than 2,000 tails (depending on conditions). Sharpening the cutters is easily done by inexperienced users. The cutters are removed by opening the drive case. (Tools are supplied for this.) Honing paste is then applied to the cutter faces and they are ‘ground’ together by hand. This process should take only a few minutes. DVD and hard copy instructions are supplied.

Most important is regular and frequent lubrication of the cutters. Special oil is supplied in the kit. Tailwell Cutter Lubricant has been formulated specially for this purpose. It is a non-throw, non-dust-gathering light oil which will not ‘clog’ the cutters. We strongly recommend continued use of this lubricant, available from your Tailwell stockist. Lubricant should be used sparingly but frequently on the cutter tips - every 30-40 tails (or more frequently with sand contamination).

If cutting performance drops, the cutter tension should be adjusted promptly, before hair becomes trapped between them. This is achieved using the three finger-only screws at the back of the cutter head. Follow instructions supplied. Cutters must be kept correctly tensioned at all times to ensure correct cutting performance and cutter life.

Learn more about the Tailwell.

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$85.95 inc. GST
220 202
$349.00 inc. GST

For years farmers have tried various sprinkler systems to reduce flies and heat. Cool Cow is the new fly and heat control system from the New Zealand company Pesky Ideas. Cool Cow is the whole kit you need. It includes 65m of 4mm-i.d. heavy-wall plastic delivery line, plus all the fittings required to plumb it from your washdown pump pressure line. The plastic line is routed around the milking platform, herring bone, or rotary. It is then cut at regular points for the push-fit mister couplings to be installed (up to 30 of). A line cutting tool is supplied. The brass misters are then screwed into the couplings. A main tap and line filter are supplied. With the main tap on, the mist system operates as the yard pump is turned on and off as required.

Cool Cow is a great system for control of biting flies, and also for keeping cows cool and comfortable in the dairy. You will see immediate reduction in cow fidgeting, tail swinging, and cups kicked off. *The service kit includes one new filter plus 30 new misting nozzles. (These are recommended to be changed annually)

Yellow Udder Comfort qualifies for organic dairy use. As well as the regular Udder Comfort tea-tree, peppermint and almond oils, it contains tumeric and lecithin, and alcohol to enhance absorption. (Yellow spray must be shaken well before use.)
**Plus freight for this container.

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

We recommend this trocar for emergency bloat. The big 12mm bore ensures faster relief and fewer blockages. Trocar shaft 17cm long x 12mm dia. Wood handle for safe grip in wet! All stainless steel. Extra cannula should be kept on hand for multiple-bloat occasions.
Nitrile milking gloves are now used almost universally in Australian dairies. Shoof Nitrile milking gloves are 240mm long and 4.5 mil thick (.09mm).
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$32.95 inc. GST
The ideal start-up kit, including Shoof Super Paddle plus our Pump Bottle containing 1-Litre of RMT solution. Handiest feature of this kit is the special pump bottle which gives the required 3ml of solution each stroke. It is designed so that it can be held in one hand, paddle in the other, and operated by thumb. Great convenience, accuracy and value.
Seamless 202 and 304 stainless steel. Pressed seamless bottom (without grip ring). Sturdy handles which fold outwards to enhance stacking. Lids cover bucket entirely, ensuring debris on top does not enter when removing lid. Finger ring on top folds down. These are very nice buckets at a very good price. (Not volume graduated.) Dimensions (neck width x height o.a.): 7L = 23cm x 21cm; 10L = 26cm x 25cm; 17L = 28cm x 27cm.
NB: 212 525 10L bucket is food grade.
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$99.00 inc. GST
An ideal accessory for the power tail-trimmer is our specially designed apron. This garment incorporates a large bag with rigid plastic hooks which are hung on the pit rail where they can easily be slid along cow-to-cow. (The hooks are suitable for rails up to 50mm diameter.) When the bag needs emptying the wearer simply steps out to the required place and pulls the Velcro bag attachment apart, letting the trimmings fall out. Bag will hold 50-100 tail trimmings.
Versatile gloves for any purpose where low cost is important.