17 November 1995

Batch system for orphan lambs

ORPHAN lambs can be reared in batches of five with a new Wyedale lamb feeder.

Wyedale claims it feeds up to 30 lambs in half an hour. Individual milk compartments mean lambs can each be given up to one litre of milk and medication can be added. In addition, Wyedale claims the lambs drink in a natural position, reducing stress and giving better digestion of milk to minimise the risk of scour and bloat.

The feeder, which is also suitable for goat kids, is easy to clean and robust, it says. Cost is £35 (01460-73212).