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    18 month heifers cross sucking

    Has any one any experience on heifers cross sucking .Have 4 which stand end about and suck each other. Anyone any ideas on how to stop it /will it do them any harm .

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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Stick a plastic spiked sucking preventor at a fiver in their mouth shoud be listed on farmrite website etc

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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    I'd say you would probably get one in Glen Farm Supplies.
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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    I knew a man that had two heifers that did this despite all correct attempts. Factorying one sorted the problem.
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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Plastic spikes that fasten to the nose also, generally available.

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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Quote Originally Posted by glen farm View Post
    Has any one any experience on heifers cross sucking .Have 4 which stand end about and suck each other. Anyone any ideas on how to stop it /will it do them any harm .
    We've had this problem, this cures it,


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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Quote Originally Posted by wellington53 View Post
    We've had this problem, this cures it,

    I have used these the only thing you have to watch is they can rub the animals nose inside
    best to take them out after 2 or 3 weeks if they go back to sucking put a bull ring in them

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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Does anyone know where in the UK that you can buy a LARGE anti-sucking ring? I have been all over the internet and can only find calf-sized ones. Prefer a plastic one that can be removed rather than a metal punched one. Thanks for help.

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    Re: 18 month heifers cross sucking

    Thanks Barney. They ship from Belgium, hoping to find something UK, but that's no guarantee of faster shipping I suppose

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