Calf and Goat Dehorner
AN Easy-to-handle dehorner for use on young calves & goats up to 1 month of age. Permanently destroys the horn cell, preventing any future growth. 120 volt with 3-wire grounded plug.
- Brand: Wall lenk
- Type: Electric
"Electric Dehorner item#16153"
I purchased this item 20 years ago (electric dehorner for calves & goats). I use it on my baby goats (I would say kids but someone might get the wrong idea.) After 1 unicorn and a few large nubs, I got the hang of how to use the dehorner. LOVE IT!!!! Dehorned numerous goats. It quit today (tears). I ordered another one just like it today (yippy).
"Not worth buying"
It worked great the first 3 or so kids we de-horned. The next season it would barely heat up. Ordered the Rhinehart X30 and have done 20 kids this year.
"Do not waste your money"
Literally disbudded 5 kids over a weeks time... Now its dead. I can hold it, barly warms. Get the calf version.
I do not recommend this product due to the dehorner not getting hot enough. It takes too long to heat back up after use on one horn bud. This product does not hold up to long term use and it is usually necessary to re-dehorn the goat because this item does not stay hot enough. I purchased the X-50A recently. It is a much better option if you have multiple goats to dehorn. It gets very hot and stays hot! Which will prevent having to re-dehorn the goat.
I have used 3 of these Lenk dehorners/disbudders and was not satisfied with either of them. Always left a mess and the iron dosen't hold up, and it never gets hot enough to do a quick and thorough job. I tried all the work arounds, and eventually wound up heating the end with a propane torch, which is highly unsatisfatory for an electric appliance. I invested in a Rhinehart and have had perfect and happy results ever since. Save yourself the trouble, pay for the more expensive Rhinehart, in the first place and save yourself the aggravation and expense of an iron that just dosen't work well. I have used many different methods of disbudding, have bred Swiss breed dairy goats and calves for over 45 years. My advice is don't waste your money on the Lenk.
Excellent dehorner which we have used for 20 years. The trick to getting it hot enough is to make sure the tip doesn't rest on anything while it is heating or when it is in use. Also, use a copper brillo pad to repeatedly clean the tip and make sure you shave the skull close to the scalp before starting. For bucks, remember their horn bud is more oval and larger than a doe kid.
"Lenk 200 dehorner"
I have used this disbudding iron for the last 15 years, having used the rhinehart 50 for 10 years before that. (I actually have 2 rhinehart-50's for sale-won't use them). I am on my 2nd lenke-2oo as the first one was run over by the plow on the tractor (long story why it was in the road) but I never even thought twice about pulling out one of the old rhineharts- just went and ordered another Lenk 200. So much easier to use for my small hands and arthritis, plus I get wonderful clean heads without scurs or skull/brain damage from too much-too high heated surface. area.
I have used this iron for years, and I love it. Its not so hot that you are going to caused damage to the babies skull, but with expeirence you know how to rock it and get the job done. I have had no scurs with even hard to kill Saanen horn buds. I rock it and then kick off the horn bud, thus no horn will grow.
"Used on my kid goats"
Just used it on my kid goats, no problem the long stem did make it a little difficult thats why only 4 stars.
"Not hot enough"
Maybe it was me but this did not heat up well enough and cooled down entirely too quickly. Used it in the garage to try and help it stay warm but had the same results. The tip is also a long way from the handle making it awkward to use on small kid heads... I returned it.