Marksman Sheep Marking Paste
Our shepherd’s preferred marking compound for the breeding season. This premixed sheep and goat raddle leaves long lasting and unmistakable marks on ewes.
Applies easily to the ram or buck's brisket without the hassle of premixing. Makes touching up on the go a quick task.
Several customers have indicated recent batches of blue and green paste seem to be more liquid than before. Our supplier suggests leaving the lid off of the paste to firm it up. Mixing in Raddle Powder may also produce the desired result.
We will continue to push for improvements to this product. —Premier
- Leaves long lasting and easily readable identification
- Applies to either wet or dry fleece
- 2.5 liter/2.6 quarts
- Contains: Hydrocarbons C9-C12, n-alkanes, cyclics, aromatics (2-25%)
- Made in the United Kingdom
How to apply
Reapply every 2-3 days.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Causes damage to organs (CNS) through prolonged or repeated contact. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Do not breathe fumes. Wash contaminated skin thoroughly after handling. Avoid release to the environment. Please read all warnings and cautions on label.
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We like using this marking paste better than even the harness and crayon set up - no worries about harness rubbing or irritation on the rams/bucks, no need to worry about straps becoming loose, and the marks even stay longer than that of the crayons (from our experience). Crayons seemed to wear off/fade within 2-3 weeks after exposure to males. For best results we recommend reapplying Flockmaster once every 4-5 days (depending on how many animals are being bred). We apply a heavy first layer, and that usually lasts just the right amount of time.
The consistency of the product is very smooth and easy to apply. Customers should definitely be mindful when applying that it will stain clothing and the smell of it will remain in clothes for some time.
One thing that I have noticed is the orange and red color are very similar and can be difficult to distinguish. Orange turned out to be more of a burnt color, resembling red. While the blue and green also appear to be similar, the green has more of a teal tint to it, making it stand out from the blue.
—Becca, Premier Shepherd
Chrishanthi S from New York
Over the past 20 years I’ve used raddle powders mixed with mineral or vegetable oil, and I have used harnesses with crayons of various sorts on my rams. This year I tried a tub of your Flockmaster premixed raddle marker. This is great stuff!
The consistency at room temperature is between paint and putty. I took the tub outside at 40deg F, put on some disposable gloves and used one hand to slather it on the ram’s brisket from belly to base of neck. I thought I used too much, just to be sure, and expected some to fall off the ram, but it stayed put. Think of hair-setting gel or a soft putty.
I did get some on myself above the wrist-line of my glove — figured I would have a green wrist for a while.
Platinum Dawn (the 4X strength of Dawn dishwashing soap) used straight on a piece of paper towel, easily removed the raddle-paint from my wrist and silicone bracelet. I used three pieces of paper towel so as not to just spread it around. Afterwards, the slight residue on my skin washed right off. (I still prefer obstetrics gloves for applying raddle paint to rams.)
I am very pleased with the application of this product. It is quick, easy, and appears to get the job done with minimal fuss. I think the sheep might agree.
Frank V from Iowa
Great stuff! No mixing! I no longer have to hear my wife laughing when I attempt to put on marking harnesses. My rams are not tame or halter broke. She said she could do the marking paste next time. Very fast service and packaged well. Life is good on the “little Bohemia” sheep farm. Thanks to the folks at Premier!
William H from Kentucky
I am pleased that the marking paste stays on the ram quite a while. Much better than the crayons. Also the paste is easier to apply than dealing with the harness.
Phillip S from Kansas
I was shocked at how well this worked! I normally use the crayons and harnesses changing the crayons every 7 days for the breeding season, but this year I used a total of 9 rams in single sire breeding groups and I dIsn’t want to buy that many crayons so I used this instead and boy I was impressed with how long the marks lasted on the ewes as well as how long the rams were able to mark with one application! Highly recommend this for any breeding system, no need for harnesses and the tub goes a lot farther than the price equivalent in crayons!
Nicole V from Wisconsin
We had a tiny Nigerian Dwarf buck who was a baby about wearing the harness we got him. This was a perfect solution, he is much happier and it seems to be working. Came in just one day after I ordered so that was extra amazing!!!