Lammacs are made from polythene film which is degradable in ultra-violet light. This is an important environmental consideration as most hill lambing flocks are situated in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lambs usually shed their Lammacs after about three days and the jackets will then dissolve under natural light over a period of about five weeks.
Lammacs are designed to ensure the ewe can smell and identify her own lamb. Mis-mothering is not a problem.
Lammacs are available in a number of colours, sizes and pack quantities:
STANDARD CLEAR – 100 – In clear polythene. Farmers can see mark on lambs through jacket.
LARGE ORANGE – 100 – Vital protection for lowland or crossbred lambs. Orange gives excellent visibility against all backgrounds.
LARGE CLEAR – 100 – In clear polythene. Farmers can see mark on lambs through jacket.
•Reduced risk of hypothermia
•Provide protection during un-forecast adverse weather
•No interference with mothering
•Protection provided for a few pence per head
•Reportedly less fox predation in lambs wearing jackets
•Ultra violet light degradable
Lammacs were developed in New Zealand where trial results demonstrated their efficacy under challenging climatic conditions