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.
Rurtec MatingMark crayons are available in three ‘temperate zone’ types - cold, mild, hot. These are provided to ensure that crayons ablate on the wool of the marked animal at an ideal rate. These crayons can be fitted in the bull or ram harness without removing it, as long as the animal’s head is restrained. Supplied as ‘each’.
The Rurtec ‘Adopta’ harness is a simple and effective mothering aid. It is used to secure a mother to a rail or fence so that she can not bunt a suckling lamb away. As bonding progresses the straps can commonly be lengthened to gradually allow increased movement and greater bonding of the ewe to the lamb. Instructions and diagram included.
The Rurtec ‘Bearin’ prolapse retainer harness is easily and quickly fitted as soon as prolapse is noticed - commonly from two-weeks prior, up to lambing itself. Bearin does not interfere with bowel movement or lambing, but will reduce pain and straining by the ewe. All breeders should have some of these special harnesses on hand. Instructions for use included.
Donaghys Ram Crayons are produced in two grades for different ambient conditions. Medium is the main crayon suited for Australian use.
The No-Mate ‘Teaser’ harness is to allow males and females to be run together to identify oestrus, but not allowing mating to take place. The harness simply prevents penetration by the male. Crayons are attached as for regular Mating-Mark harness. Replacement buckles kit available.
Rurtec ‘Ceemark’ is a regular stock marker for any livestock, but is especially developed as a raddle for wool marking. Ceemark is fully scourable, approved and registered in Australia. Ceemark is screwed up from the base, and works best slightly warm, straight out of the pocket. Contents 50gm. Also Available in 3 flouro colours (see separate entry). Natural bee-wax, non-petroleum formulation.
Rurtec ‘Fluoro Ceemark’ is a regular stock marker for any livestock, but is especially developed as a raddle for wool marking. Ceemark is fully scourable, approved and registered in Australia. Ceemark is screwed up from the base, and works best slightly warm, straight out of the pocket. Contents 50gm. Natural bee-wax, non-petroleum formulation.