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207 262
$49.95 inc. GST
207 263
$129.00 inc. GST
All-plastic stencils ideal for wool bale use, but also for general purposes. Digits 75mm high. 0-9 disc is 37cm diameter. The A-Z discs are 45cm diameter.
FILTell Tail is the original tail paint applicator product. Just pull off the sealing cap and lightly squeeze the bottle. Paint is oil-based. The plastic bottles do not flatten out, even after repeated use. Replace the cap after each usage. (To keep the brush head in top condition, apply a little vaseline inside the cap, to keep air out).
207 556
$89.95 inc. GST
For separating one quarter from the other three quarters in cases of colostrum, haemorrhage and high cell count (and antibiotic contamination where regulations allow). Guaranteed unbreakable. Easy to clean. All antibiotic contaminated milk should be dumped, but the other three quarters should be suitable for calf rearing (or for sale where regulations allow). Our 8 litre Quartermilker features a low-profile non-capsize design and specially moulded soft rubber tubes which allow the cow plenty of free movement whilst milking. Large 9cm neck opening. All parts available. Instructions for use included.
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.

207 500
$11.95 inc. GST
The EXCAL lamb feeder is well known in New Zealand and Australia. The bottle is lightweight 1-litre capacity. Air inlet is via the small valve mounted in the handle cavity. It can be covered with thumb or finger to slow-up drinking rate, if desired. Replacement teat 4-pack only.
204 473
$10.95 inc. GST
211 537
$10.95 inc. GST
RMT paddle designed and manufactured by Shoof with special features over other paddles: smooth and comfortable handle, tilt lines for both left and right hand use, slightly domed cup-bottoms to enhance coagulation visibility. Available blue or black for maximum reagent visibility. Quality long-life flexible-polypropylene manufacture.

District Councils around the country are concerned about damage to road seal, and mess on vehicles, from herds crossing roads. Increasingly, with dairy amalgamations, farmers are needing their herds to cross sealed roads. Tunnels are the ideal solution, but they are very expensive. There is a low-cost alternative available. Roadmat, from Shoof, is a practical solution. The mat is made from very heavy duty woven polyester material. The 'front' end of the mat has a stitched-over 'pocket' right accross. This pocket is for a pipe or pole to push through to create a pull-bar (not supplied). Openings in the pocket facilitate attaching a chain bridle to loops welded on the pull bar. The whole mat can then be dragged out onto the road when required. The herd tend to naturally keep on the mat. When the herd has crossed, the pull-bar is pulled back over the mat and off the road. This automatically dumps the manure back onto the farm track.

The standard Roadmat is 8m long x 5.2m wide. Longer or shorter mats can be made on request. Roadmat does not require any maintenance, and should last many years of use (depending of course on frequency).

219 703
$72.95 inc. GST
219 706
$75.95 inc. GST
New technologies still haven’t replaced the tried and proven ram harness system. Clear marks on all mated ewes. Clear identity of non-cycling or non-mated stock, and to later identify non-pregnant ewes. The MatingMark harness is easily fitted and adjusted with ‘snap-lock’ buckles. The crayons ‘click-in’. Crayons can be changed whilst the ram is standing. (See separate entry for MatingMark crayons.) This is a very well-proven system. Replacement buckles set available will fit either harness.
206 506
$15.95 inc. GST
206 507
$15.95 inc. GST
206 508
$15.95 inc. GST

A 5/8” tattoo digit is suitable for cattle and other large animals. It produces a digit 16mm tall. 5/8” digit pliers are supplied single row only. 

NB: To order single digits, specify: “Tattoo Digit 5/8” number/letter...........”

Hayes tattoo pliers have double-action leverage. This ensures good penetration of pins, essential for good tattoo quality, without physical strain. Digits are located in individual recesses. The 10-place plier is unique, using two rows of 5 digits, enabling both ownership and herd-number identification, in one application. All-stainless steel tools.
**Blank is required in the 10-space plier only, to prevent digits mislocating.
204 287
$2.95 inc. GST
204 289
$2.95 inc. GST
204 291
$2.95 inc. GST
Quick Straps are the easiest of all leg straps to use, and are the most visible on the cow. The protruding end of the Quick Strap is like a ‘flag’ waving on the cow’s leg. The Quick Strap is removed simply by pressing the release button!

Detail paint is water based, so cleaning up is easy. There is no irritation. The fluoro colours are brighter and even more visible than Tell Tail paint. Just pull off sealing cap and lightly squeeze bottle. Brush head is incorporated. Re-cap after use. Marks up to 21 days duration.