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24/7 Support Line for Lambing Season
03/02/07

SCA NuTec’s 24-hour, seven-days- a-week support line for its Shepherdess orphan lamb feeding system is now up and running and will continue for the duration of this year’s lambing season.

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The support line provides advice and supplies spare parts. “Although the system is very robust, farmers sometimes need spare teats, if lambs have chewed them, and occasionally a replacement heater,” says SCA NuTec’s Joe Edge.

“Our team is on hand throughout the season to deal with queries and we ensure that spare parts are in the post the same day – even on Sundays. We carry a full stock of all spare parts to minimise waiting time – it’s all part of helping the lambing period to run as smoothly as possible.”

The Shepherdess orphan lamb system comprises an insulated bucket and teat feeder, which provides warm, ad-lib, whey-based Shepherdess milk replacer to groups of up to 15 orphan lambs.

“The system is very simple and sturdy,” adds Mr Edge. “We’ve made sure the milk pipes are within the bucket so they can’t be chewed or freeze up. Also, the lid fits inside the rim so it can’t be nudged open, yet it’s easy for the farmer to remove for refilling.

“Not only do producers rave about the time it saves, but they find that the lambs do much better on the feeder than on bottles. And, in many cases, farmers find that the lambs do as well on the Shepherdess system as those reared on the ewe.”

Developed 10 years ago and sold through a nation-wide network of merchants, sales of the Shepherdess orphan lamb feeding system have increased by 20% each year making it the most widely used system on UK sheep farms. Sheep producers can contact the Shepherdess support line on 01270 629449.


SCA NuTec web site, www.scanutec.com

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