The Weigh Vetmarker® has been developed to enable farmers to weigh their lambs at docking time, without compromising time and the handling of the lamb.
The Weigh Vetmarker self-locks onto the top rail of the lamb catching pen.
The Weigh Vetmarker® has Iconix Load Cells with compatible leads for Tru-Test and Gallagher indicators.
Before weighing lambs it is necessary to configure the Iconix Load Cells to your indicator. This only needs to be done once.
Lambs can be weighed automatically as soon as they are loaded into the Vetmarker.
Once the lamb has been weighed, it then continues on down the Vetmarker® for all other procedures that are done at docking/tailing time.
"The Vetmarker® docking chute proved to be a real success, not only with its spray and release system which works really well. The on-board scales are revolutionary especially with all our lambs being tagged at docking. To have the ability to monitor individual growth rates throughout lactation is potentially very powerful on farm information. With the clever design of the Vetmarker® we felt no time was compromised with the lambs being weighed at docking time, in fact it was very efficient and the docking gang was impressed."
Matt Holden Kelso
"The Vetmarker® has proven its worth on our Transition Farms where we have been doing several operations at tailing time. The lambs are weighed, EID tagged, earmarked, injected, tailed and sprayed for fly as fast as the guys can lift them. It is easy on the lambs and the workers."
Nick Hamilton New Zealand Merino
“Leefield Station is a hill country sheep and beef unit in Marlborough producing 4,500 lambs. Having now used the Weigh Vetmarker® for two seasons we can highly recommend the efficiencies of the inline weigh system. Tailing is the commencement point for our EID management and the Vetmarker® allows for a seamless collection of data without slowing down the line.” – Steve Lock, Manager.
For Calibrating indicators please contact Fenemor Innovations 1 800 358 949 (+64 6 3887 861) or directly contact the Tech department that supplied your indicator.
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