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ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Tubbys
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:00:57 am »
I wondered if anyone has used the Denis Brinicombe pre-lambing tubby and the sheep plus hoof hardener tubby on their flock?   There's not a huge amount of information on the website about each individual tubby, but the pre-lambing one is supposed to promote easier, quicker lambing with active lambs at the end - sounds ideal!   I am also interested in the sheep plus hoof as with this wet weather, hoof problems have been a real issue with a couple of my Suffolk ewes (although the other ewes seem ok).   Whilst I have been using Net-Tex hoof solution and spraying with foot spray, I wondered if this hoof tubby might be worth the investment as an additional aid to clear up problems?  I have used Denis Brinicombe tubbys in the past - the Frobut, and have found them to be excellent in clearing any lesions on the lambs and ewes face/udder, but just wanted any feedback on these other types of tubby before I get the old debit card out!

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 06:07:17 pm »
I'm not sure about the tubbys but I know Lifeline do a pre lambing tub (which i have for my girls) You give it to them 6 weeks pre lambing and promotes all that you said through the ewes colostrum. I believe its pretty good and its advertised in the farmers weekly so would think its pretty good! It was 18 for a 20kg tub!

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 06:54:50 pm »
18 is a superb price - the "tubby" is almost double that and that's for a 14kg tub - hence the reason why I was keen to get some opinions on it  :o

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 07:01:29 pm »
I'm sure it was something like that but I can find out for you. I've heard really good reveiws on it!

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 07:05:38 pm »
Its called lifeline lamb and ewe

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 07:09:48 pm »
I use the Lifeline Lamb/Ewe tub pre-lambing and my ewes really tuck into it - much more than the other GP buckets.  It is 22.5 kg and the price last Spring at MVF was 17.75 plus VAT. :thumbsup:

ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 07:17:47 pm »
Brilliant - thanks, I am going to have a look in to these with a view to buying for my ewes to try.  Very helpful info from you Rachel.mcm and Bramblecot - much appreciated  :hug:

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: Tubbys
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 07:39:16 pm »
I thought it was arouund 18, No problem at all  ;D Good luck  :thumbsup:

 

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