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Kow Katcher

  • 07-02-2022 9:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,927 ✭✭✭ Sami23

    Well folks looking for opinions on the Kow Katcher as thinking of investing in one to aid with the dosing of cattle.

    Basically are they any good or a waste of money.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,506 ✭✭✭ Hard Knocks

    Use it here, it’s great when dealing with difficult cows. Does take a knack

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,260 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey

    Can someone remind me - isn't it done the right hand side of a cows throat that you dose them? I read somewhere about what side to dose - might have been in relation to boluses though.

    Those dosing hooks look like a great job though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,927 ✭✭✭ Sami23

    Any more opinions please

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭ DBK1

    I’ve never used the Kow Katcher but do use the drenching gun with the hook which is the same principle.

    I find it makes the job a lot easier, especially if you have a step along the side of the crush. You’re up over the animal then and have a lot more power over them. All dry stock here so no experience with cows and I don’t bolus so it would be just for a drench I’d use it. It would be used on everything from 100kg bucket reared calves to 650kg + continental’s.

    The only downside I see with it is they will manage to spill a bit a lot of the time so I’d be setting it to about 10% more than the recommended dosage.

    I know it’s not recommended to be over dosing but cattle are all weighed here so I’d say even giving them 10% extra it’s a as accurate as a lot of lads that would be just guessing the weights.