Lamb Docking Irons

Lamb Docking Irons

Essential docking tools for optimum animal health

Tail docking of lambs remains an important husbandry practice in order to maintain good animal health. Te Pari has a range of Docking Irons, to make the job easy.

Benefits of Tail Docking Lambs.

Benefits of Tail Docking Lambs.

  • Reduces dag formation and thus minimises susceptibility to fly-strike 
  • Improves external parasite control
  • Improves the efficiency of dagging, crutching and shearing 
  • Allows for management flexibility to finish lambs under variable weather conditions 
  • Improves the cleanliness of the wool 
  • Reduces handling required pre-slaughter for crutching/dagging 
  • Reduces faecal contamination and risks to food safety at livestock processing plants

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How it works

The wedge-shaped iron blade heated by gas, is used to both cut and cauterise the tail in one operation. The lamb is held in an inverted position by a cradle or chute. To avoid infections, do not dock wet lambs or in wet weather. Leave enough dock on the lamb to fully cover the vulva.


Do I need a regulator on my LPG bottle?

Te Pari Docking Irons attach to regular LPG bottles (BBQ Bottles) and DO NOT need a regulator on the hose. This is because the Iron has internal regulation in the valve control in the handle. If you have a regulator on the hose it will casue the iron to not work properly. Te Pari Irons are supplied with several bottle fittings but do not come with a quick release hose fitting which is sometimes used on BBQ's