Express Calf Dehorner


West Wales
Any others use the pistol type Express gas dehorner?
We do about 80 calves a year but am already on the 4th if not 5th head and seem to get through them even quicker these days. Am I doing something wrong? I usually just fire it up and once hot, dehorn the calves but now after I do about 4 calves the tip starts to go out of shape. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong as it's getting really frustrating only being able to do a few every time. Took the previous one back which was replaced free of charge a month later but this ones gone just as quick.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...