- Eliminates the need for a breeding harness.
- Container reseals, so there's no waste.
- Comes in three colors: red, blue, and green.
How to Use
When using mineral oil: Mix 2 parts powder to 1-1/2 parts of mineral oil into a thick paste.
Rub paste into the lower neck/brisket. Apply fresh raddle to brisket every 2 to 5 days. Wool or hair growth of 2 to 3 months on the brisket helps to absorb/release the paste. (OB gloves help #550900).
- Usually takes more than one application. More mess than a breeding harness.
- Marks are not always scourable—particularly if vegetable oil is used.
- It is difficult to remove all of the raddle from the animal's chest in order to change colors mid-season. If you plan to switch colors, go bright to dark or green/red/blue.
- Raddle works best with wooled breeds of sheep. The fiber of hair sheep and goats does not hold the raddle as efficiently as wool.
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Nathan S from Pennsylvania
Ordered red and green raddle powder in 3.3# pails. The pails came in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box, with numerous "fragile" stickers. Nonetheless, upon arrival, one of the pails had split and the bag was full of raddle powder.
Used the powder on Katahdin Rams, after mixing with Crisco (shortening). A single application continued to make good marks for about a week, and I need to reapply it.
I've seen it suggested that chalk-line powder may be a cheaper and equally effective product.
Joshua H from Ohio
This is an invaluable tool to know when to expect lambs from each ewe and which ram they are breed to. Works great w/ Crisco. It does need to be applied fairly often, a week is pushing it. It sticks really well on my katahdin ewes and is visible for several weeks. Cleans right up w/ dish soap and water.
I have used product for many years. I find it easier to use than crayons, a lot less expensive. Can mark 4 rams for same price as 1 using crayons.
Love this product. I mix it with shortening in a ziplock bag by kneading the outside of the bag. I then snip the corner off the bag and pipe it onto the Rams chest as if it were frosting. Works great. For show sheep we use hair savior by Sullivan's show supplies to remove it.
Marilyn V from Idaho
Very easy to mix and use. Really the paint washes off hands pretty easily so if you for get the rubber gloves don't panic.