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homepic05All cattle farmers are familiar with the stress associated with weaning calves from their dams. Broken fences and bawling cattle are well known symptoms of a process that also leads to a loss of condition and weight in both calves and cows.

This stressful process has led to a sound solution devised by Whole Concepts. In 1997 they designed a removable, spiky plastic NoseRing® that fits in to the nose of the calf to be weaned. As the calf tries to suckle, the spikes irritate the soft under parts of the cow and she moves away. This discourages the calf from suckling, but the cow is still there, her comforting presence reducing the weaning stress on both the calf and the cow.

These EasyWean® NoseRings® have been tested extensively since 1997 and they have been found to offer an enormous management advantage to beef producers who use them. No broken fences, no bawling cattle, easier grazing planning, simplified herd management and an average 95 percent effective weaning are some of the advantages. In addition, they have also proven to provide a significant production advantage and greater profitability through eliminating stress caused by separation. Cows put on condition and calves continue to grow during weaning. EasyWean® NoseRings® provide a humane and effective weaning method – wean with ease, no stress, next to the mother.

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NoseRing® Distributors

NoseRing® are available in South Africa from any Co-op, veterinary supply store or your local veterinarian.

South Africa

SWAVET

Address: Suite 12; Private Bag X2; Lonehill; 2062
Tel: 011 704 7218

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Namibia

SWAVET NAMIBIA

Tel: 061 237356

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Zambia

LIVESTOCK SERVICES, LUSAKA

Tel: 0211 254497

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Australia/ New Zealand

SWAVET

Address:
Easy Wean Pty Ltd
ABN 36 107 533 086
7 Bligh Street,
Kilkivan, Qld 4600; AUSTRALIA
Tel: 1300 EasyWean (1300 327993)

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