When applied to the chest of a ram, makes bright, long-lasting marks to easily identify which ewes have been bred.
- Container reseals, so there's no waste
- Works in all seasons and temperature ranges
- Requires no adjustment, less hassle than a breeding harness
- 3.3 lb container
- 3 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.
Use OB gloves (to help keep your hands clean) and 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.
- 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.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
OB Gloves, clear, pkg of 10Item #550900 -
Keep arms and hands covered while assisting the births of sheep, goats, cattle and other livestock. Glove covers most up to the shoulder.$2.75
Latex Gloves - Medium (pkg. 100)Item #550902 -
Use during lambing, handling sick animals or conducting postmortems. Protect your hands from inks and fluids which may stain or cause skin irritation.$14.00
Restraint and Control
Deck ChairItem #807501 -
Hold sheep securely in a relaxed position which allows the use of both hands to trim feet, tag ears, examine and medicate.$160.00
KiwiCrook™Item #804334 -
Has both a neck and leg crook for catching sheep and goats. Lightweight for quick handling.$52.00
The "Premier" Fiberglass CrookItem #804331 -
An all-around good shepherd’s crook for handling sheep. Lightweight for quick handling.$30.00
Aluminum Tube RedCote™ Crook, 54 in.Item #804326 -
Used for grabbing animals as they are passing by or singling one out of a group. Handles well.$28.00
Blue Leg Aluminum CrookItem #803001 -
Leg crooks are best for goats because goats prefer to face you--so if you wish to catch them in a pen, it works best to do so by snagging a front foot.$28.00
Two-Way Sort GateItem #904000 -
Uniquely strong, fast and smooth design. Helps to make sorting a breeze.$425.00
Guillotine GateItem #905801 -
Use to control the flow of sheep and goats through handling systems. Galvanized steel.$377.00
Curved PanelsItem #912210 -
In sheep handling systems, curved panels provide the "bugle"(one that curves as it narrows) entry.$532.00
6 ft. long panel, 36" tall, (3 ft. walk-thru gate)Item #911900 -
Panels allow animals to be diverted through the side of the chute. Enables 3-way sorting with a single pass of a herd or flock through the chute.$443.00
3 ft. Solid Chute Panel, 36" tallItem #909400 -
Solid corrugated sides block the animal's side vision and encourage sheep/goats to move forward on their own to the exit.$182.00
Lamb/Kid-Proof Portable GateItem #914000 -
Use to prevent lambs and kid goats from getting out of the pen or out of a gate.$234.00
Linking StakeItem #917800 -
Linking stake for connecting panels, gates, chutes of sheep and goat handling or feeding systems.$11.30
Sheep Management WheelItem #986000 -
Provides a detailed schedule based on your preferred lambing date. Very helpful in planning out your shepherding year.$14.00
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Heupel F from Colorado
I really prefer this to tempra paint, tinting color or marking harnesses. I have used vegetable oil and liked mineral oil better. I am going to try the crisco this season. Hoping it will last longer. I usually put it on daily (I use plastic gloves) so if we can go longer that would be better. I did as another reviewer stated and put it in a gallon ziplock bag to mix, then cut the corner to squeeze onto my hand. I really like the green color. The red and blue aren't as dark so they don't cover the green as well as I would like. If we could get a yellow to start the season then I would give it a 5 star.
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.