Cordless clipper

1982

Member
Any advice on what make of cordless clipper is best?got a heiniger handpiece with battery at the moment but find too bulky especially when im on the side of the hill catching a lamb with fly strike!!
 

hilux

Member
Location
south Wales
Got one of these after fly strike on ground away from home.
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Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
I know it's the opposite of what most folk seem to do, but try not to clip the wool off any sheep with fly strike. Treat it effectively and then leave the wool as protection to aid healing.


If you actually read the bottle of pour on, for teating struck sheep it clearly says to remove the wool...

If you've tried applying Crovect without removing the wool you will, firstly, not kill all the maggots and, secondly, need to expose yourself and the ewe or lamb to far higher levels of the cypermetherin than necessary to cover the struck area.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
If you actually read the bottle of pour on, for teating struck sheep it clearly says to remove the wool...

If you've tried applying Crovect without removing the wool you will, firstly, not kill all the maggots and, secondly, need to expose yourself and the ewe or lamb to far higher levels of the cypermetherin than necessary to cover the struck area.
Plus that oil based cypermethrin doesn’t just wash off and leave you smelling beautiful like the 11% crop grade cypermethrin
 

hilux

Member
Location
south Wales
Any good? I’ve been thinking about one of them as it can live in the quad box (y)
They are very good. Battery seems to last ok. Not quite as quick as mains powered but very close. 3 batteries in the box. Dagged lambs through the clamp with them. Had a jakoti shears 2 yrs ago, should have bought one of these instead. If you buy one you won't be disappointed. Got to keep sharp cutters on them as the more you tighten the cutter down the more strain on the battery. Think last time I had the mains machine working was about a year ago dagging the ewes. It's not heavy either.
 

aangus

Member
Location
cumbria
Just b
Seen people raving about this one

Just bought these, and they are a great job, so much easier than a cable trailing around.
 

Agrivator

Member
If you actually read the bottle of pour on, for teating struck sheep it clearly says to remove the wool...

If you've tried applying Crovect without removing the wool you will, firstly, not kill all the maggots and, secondly, need to expose yourself and the ewe or lamb to far higher levels of the cypermetherin than necessary to cover the struck area.

The OP was talking about clipping the wool off a strucken lamb, Tell me again, why would anyone clip the wool of a lamb that's struck.

And if the makers of Crovect say to remove the wool, particularly off a strucken lamb, they are giving the wrong advice.
 

Nithsdale Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
The OP was talking about clipping the wool off a strucken lamb, Tell me again, why would anyone clip the wool of a lamb that's struck.

And if the makers of Crovect say to remove the wool, particularly off a strucken lamb, they are giving the wrong advice.


The OP is talking of removing the wool from the struck area. The makers of Crovect give you directions of use to ensure the product works properly.



How do YOU treat a struck lamb? What do you use to kill the maggots and how do you ensure you have found and killed them all?
 

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