More fun than reading the manual
Our preference when developing Numnuts was that producers use the rings for tail docking their animals. Rings are blood-free and visually less disturbing than using a hot iron or knife. Yet we understand wool growers who are mulesing often wish to remove the tail during marking so as not to have a woolly tail brushing against a bear breach. In this instance, we suggest the 'ring & remove' method shown in this video.
Avington Merino owner, Neol Henderson, was one of the first commercial Merino farms in Victoria to use Numnuts in 2019. Before Numnuts existed, a vet would come out and provide a local anaesthetic to lambs being castrated by rubber rings. The emergence of Numnuts has made that process more efficient and his farm team can now provide best practice pain relief with rubber rings.
Avington Merino's farm manager, Kyle Cordy, gives his first impressions of using the new device. This video was taken after Kyle had had a brief training session from Bendigo Sheep Vets and carried out about 30 applications to get his eye in.
Tom Wilson, based in NSW. His 2nd day using Numnuts for lamb marking with his side by side cradle. Tom marked 300 lambs on his first day, getting used to using the new system. On Day two, he and his family completed 1,500 lambs and were pleased with the results.
The Numnuts team travelled to Windorah, 250km east of Perth (WA), to undertake an early trial run of Numnuts with Audrey Bird's cross bred early season lambs... Here is what Audrey thought about using Numnuts pain relief!
Team Numnuts made the +5000km trip over to Wagin for their first Woolerama. This event was the first public display of the Numnuts technology in WA. The team were delighted to take home the best “New Product Release Award” from such a prestigious sheep show.
Robin Smith, the founder of Numnuts, reflects on his first Woolorama.
Sheepvention 2019 was a first for the Numnuts team. If you are into innovation, technology, and sheep, then we doubt there is a better place in the world to come and find out the latest.
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