The covers come in rolls of 50 covers and are made of clear strong plastic that are separated by tearing along the perforation. These covers are designed to help protect the newborn lambs from hypothermia in wet, cold weather and should be placed on lambs as soon as possible after birth. When the cover is put on a lamb the lamb’s heat is retained and the rain runs of the outside, working like a miniature tunnel house.
- Some shepherds find that acceptance is improved by first rubbing the cover on the new born lamb or in the after-birth.
- If a storm is forecast, put some covers on a few lambs early so that the mob gets used to them before the storm arrives (particularly in the two tooth mob).
- Do not place covers on older lambs as they may be rejected by the ewe.
Fitting the cover:
- Pull the cover off the roll along the perforation.
- Rub the cover between your hands to open it up.
- Put the lambs head through the head hole.
- Lie the lamb on one side.
- Put the front leg through the front leg hole.
- Put the back leg through the back leg hole.
- Repeat on the other side, holding the lamb firmly until the back legs are in the cover properly to prevent the lambs from ripping the plastic.
- Fold the excess section of plastic underneath the cover at the rear end of the lamb so that the ewe is able to smell the scent of the lamb's tail.
With milk in their stomach and a cover on their backs, your lambs have a better chance of survival.
Well proven, produced for more than 40 years.