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Sheepmeat Council : Sheepmeat 2015 2016
Mark your lambs the easy way with the VETMARKER • Weigh Vetmarker for farmers who want to weigh their lambs at marking time • Load the lamb in the Vetmarker, EID and record the lamb’s weight • The lamb then carries on down the Vetmarker for all other procedures that take place at marking time Merino Vetmarker holds lambs legs in position for marking. FREEPHONE 1800 358 949 www.vetmarker.com.au Vaccination, earmarking & tagging, castration, drenching, fly strike application and tail removal can all be done while lambs are in the VETMARKER The benefits are: • Less stress on lamb • Easy to load • Automatically sprays for fly strike on release • Lambs are released onto their feet • Quick to set up • Easy to transport • Height adjustable Also available: VETMARKER Weigh Vetmarker WINNER SHEEPVENTION 2013 New model Vetmarker for Merinos The Vetmarker was designed by a sheep farmer who was frustrated with lambs escaping and being dumped on the ground, causing injury. With casual farm labour being in short supply he also wanted to find a way to reduce a labour unit. These three problems have been solved by: The deep V shape virtually eliminates lambs from escaping. Flystrike application is done automatically on release in the Prime Vetmarker. The release system puts lambs on its feet. The Vetmarker has won awards at both Australia and New Zealand Farm Field days. Exposed rollers at the loading end of the Vetmarker make it very easy to load lambs. The lambs slide down these rollers easily with a little assistance, which negates the need to have the Vetmarker on a slope. It is height adjustable at the base to eliminate human back strain. While the lambs are restrained in the Vetmarker all your animal health needs are done from either side, or at each end if only a few staff. At the base of the Vetmarker the tail is removed. As the lamb is released it is automatically sprayed for flystrike if required. The Vetmarker holds approximately 4-5 lambs depending on size. As it is a conveyer system, the number of lambs marked per minute depends on your staff and the number of jobs they are doing. Most places average between 8 and 12 lambs per minute with a full team of staff. There is also a Vetmarker designed for the Merino producer. When the lamb reaches the release end, the lamb’s legs are held in restraining holders to enable the producer to carry out marking procedures. Once this operation is performed the release leaver is pulled allowing the lamb to be released and land on its feet. The leg holders return to position once the handle is pushed back. The Merino Vetmarker can be converted back to a Prime Vetmarker. However, the spray application only works when the Vetmarker is in the Prime position. Also available is a Vetmarker for weighing lambs at marking time. There is a five year warranty on the engineering of the Vetmarker. View the website www.vetmarker.com.au to see more information and video footage of the Vetmarker in action.