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Lammac Compostable Life Jackets for Lambs - Large size (pack of 100)


Helps prevent hypothermia by providing protection against the elements common in temperate regions such as the UK.
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LAMMAC® are transparent jackets which provide protection against the elements for a newly born lamb and help prevent hypothermia which is the major cause of lamb mortality in temperate regions such as the UK.

Hypothermia suppresses the suckling instinct of the lamb and any protection against this can help reduce lamb losses. Extreme winter temperatures together with wind and rain can spell disaster for the sheep farmer. Lamb losses due to these cold, wet conditions pose a threat to sheep farmers.

LAMMAC® lifejackets are now made from a fully compostable material known as Polycomp™.

Polycomp™ material uses biopolymers, consisting of mainly corn starch, both of which are fully compostable materials.  Polycomp™ has been certified as being fully biodegradable in soil, and meets TUV's OK biodegradable SOIL specification.

Lambs usually shed their LAMMAC® after about three days.  The material of the jackets is designed to then break down naturally in soil, leaving no residue, micro-plastics or contamination.  This differs from our previous polythene jackets which breakdown under natural light into smaller ‘micro-plastics', rather than biodegrading.  More than ever now, this is an important environmental consideration as most hill lambing flocks are situated in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

LAMMAC® are designed to ensure the ewe can smell and identify her own lamb. Mis-mothering is not a problem.

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
Fully compostable and biodegradable according to the European norm EN13432

LAMMAC® were developed in New Zealand where trial results demonstrated their efficacy under challenging climatic conditions.

Lambs should be covered as young as possible, preferably in the first 12 hours to minimise rejection by ewes with older lambs

LAMMAC® are designed to stay on the lamb for up to 72 hours.

LAMMAC® are packed in units of 100.

Shipping charges mainland UK zone1

Value Weight Delivery Charge
Over £49.00 Any Weight FREE
Under £49.00 No weight limit £4.50
Under £49.00 Under 250g £2.99

Most orders are despatched the same day and standard delivery is 3 to 5 working days from despatch. FAST Expedited options are available.

NB: Orders placed with faster delivery must be placed before 13:00 to ensure same day dispatch (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Please also check on the product page that the items ordered show 'In Stock' otherwise your order will be delayed until the stock becomes available, which in most cases will only be 24hrs.

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Overseas orders

Postage outside of the UK is from £4.50

Prescription Items

Prescription items will be sent on receipt of a valid signed and dated prescription.

Pick up

We offer a pickup service for orders placed over the phone.

Please ring us on 01833 641112 for more information.

Refrigerated Items

Refrigerated items will be sent by carrier or Royal Mail with coolpacks unless you pay for a premium for a refrigerated delivery. We will contact you prior to despatch for your instructions.

We want you to be completely satisfied with any purchase. If not any item* can be returned to us within 14 days of receipt for exchange or refund Please give us a ring for a returns number on 01833 641112 or alternatively email sales@hyperdrug.co.uk to obtain a returns number.

*Due to legal requirements medicines may not be returned except to correct an error in despatch or in response to an "official recall". If an item is believed to be faulty it should be returned for inspection and it may be necessary to forward it to the manufacturers for testing before replacements or refunds can be authorised. This does not infringe legal rights. Please contact our customer services for a "Returns Number" which must appear on the outside of the package or it will not be accepted. We advise customers to use an insured method of shipping and to retain proof of despatch. We may refuse returns on products specially obtained or manufactured to order. Items must be returned unsoiled and unused and sent adequately packed and carriage paid.

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