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Nose Ring For Heifers
"They help ensure healthy udder growth," says the manufacturer of new nose rings for heifers that are fitted with points that pre-vent unwanted sucking between young animals.
Manufacturer L. Legeard S.A., says one-fourth or more of the udder can be lost when heifers are kept together in lots and begin sucking on each other. "Repeated sucking often leads to premature production of milk in udders which can result in infection and destruction of milk draining channels," says Legeard.
His nose rings have from 4 to 8 blunt points on them, depending on the size. The points are not sharp enough to hurt another animal but they're irritating enough so that no animal will put up with the pain they cause. The clip-on rings install with a special pliers and can be quickly removed when no longer needed or when changing to a larger size.
The rings and pliers should soon be avail-able through a U.S . distributor, according to importer I.B.C. Inc. and will sell for less than $2.00 for the rings and about $40 for the pliers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Legeard S.A.,%I.B.C., Inc., 625 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 500, Chicago, Ill. 60611 (ph 312 751-5442).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #3