Save Me Ears

about

Save Me Ears was invented by a farm/ranch family

in North Dakota out of a desire to save newborn

calf ears of calves born to cold weather

temperatures.

We found even if we had throughly hand towel dried or drying box dried a newborn calf, and returned it to it’s mother, the results were not in our favor. The cow would continue to lick her newborn calf and re-wet it’s ears, especially that first 24-hrs of life. Which never failed to freeze the calves ears, no matter what we tried!

Of course we are proud of our cow herd for their

mothering abilities. But Mother Nature was

certainly working against us with frostbite and

frozen calf ears!

We tried cloth Ear Muff or Ear Glove type of ear coverings, but they were not a sure thing to stay on. Some cows had a tendency to chew on the covering as so easy to do with them sticking out. Plus this type of covering would soak in moisture from rain and snow, and get hooked onto our our fencing to easily too! Duct taping the ears against the neck side would help, but was very uncomfortable for the calf, plus extra work to catch a spunky calf, cut the duct tape, and pull out a lot of hair when removing it too! An old stocking cap taped on with duct tape helped, but again the duct tape made it uncomfortable for the calf, plus outside, the stocking cap would soak in moisture from rain and snow, plus get hooked on our fencing too! Then we started developing Save Me Ears, we wanted something durable, flexible, and needs no tape. After several trials and errors, we went with durable, insulating neoprene material, which was closed cell, so resisted soaking in moisture, but also held in the natural body heat of the calf. This material was developed for deep water divers to help them stay warm and dry during their work in the deep cold sea water.
We wanted our calf hoods to last several calving seasons, as long as it has normal use and reasonable care. So we went with quality materials. As example we don’t use standard sewing thread, we use 69 weight nylon thread instead, the same weight of thread commonly used to sew work boot tops. Plus any farmer/rancher who lives in a cold winter region of the country. knows that if their fingers get really cold working bare handed outside. It’s hard to warm them up putting them in gloves. But if you put your hands into your jean pockets, next to your own body, fingers warm up pretty fast. So, we made the more streamline neck pocket design of Save Me Ears, to help reduce the chance of a cow chewing on it, or pulling it off. And to get the calves ears next to their own head and neck for body heat. So, knowing that, even for those unexpected newborn calves who already suffered frozen ears. Placing Save Me Ears on right away, helps to warm frozen ears up via natural body heat, reducing even more damage until one can get those calves into a warming box to dry off. We do recommend removing Save Me Ears while the calf is in the warming box, so that head, ears, & neck area can throughly dry out.
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Save Me Ears

about

Save Me Ears was invented by a farm/ranch family

in North Dakota out of a desire to save newborn

calf ears of calves born to cold weather

temperatures.

We found even if we had throughly hand towel dried or drying box dried a newborn calf, and returned it to it’s mother, the results were not in our favor. The cow would continue to lick her newborn calf and re-wet it’s ears, especially that first 24-hrs of life. Which never failed to freeze the calves ears, no matter what we tried!

Of course we are proud of our cow herd for their

mothering abilities. But Mother Nature was

certainly working against us with frostbite and

frozen calf ears!

We tried cloth Ear Muff or Ear Glove type of ear coverings, but they were not a sure thing to stay on. Some cows had a tendency to chew on the covering as so easy to do with them sticking out. Plus this type of covering would soak in moisture from rain and snow, and get hooked onto our our fencing to easily too! Duct taping the ears against the neck side would help, but was very uncomfortable for the calf, plus extra work to catch a spunky calf, cut the duct tape, and pull out a lot of hair when removing it too! An old stocking cap taped on with duct tape helped, but again the duct tape made it uncomfortable for the calf, plus outside, the stocking cap would soak in moisture from rain and snow, plus get hooked on our fencing too! Then we started developing Save Me Ears, we wanted something durable, flexible, and needs no tape. After several trials and errors, we went with durable, insulating neoprene material, which was closed cell, so resisted soaking in moisture, but also held in the natural body heat of the calf. This material was developed for deep water divers to help them stay warm and dry during their work in the deep cold sea water.
We wanted our calf hoods to last several calving seasons, as long as it has normal use and reasonable care. So we went with quality materials. As example we don’t use standard sewing thread, we use 69 weight nylon thread instead, the same weight of thread commonly used to sew work boot tops. Plus any farmer/rancher who lives in a cold winter region of the country. knows that if their fingers get really cold working bare handed outside. It’s hard to warm them up putting them in gloves. But if you put your hands into your jean pockets, next to your own body, fingers warm up pretty fast. So, we made the more streamline neck pocket design of Save Me Ears, to help reduce the chance of a cow chewing on it, or pulling it off. And to get the calves ears next to their own head and neck for body heat. So, knowing that, even for those unexpected newborn calves who already suffered frozen ears. Placing Save Me Ears on right away, helps to warm frozen ears up via natural body heat, reducing even more damage until one can get those calves into a warming box to dry off. We do recommend removing Save Me Ears while the calf is in the warming box, so that head, ears, & neck area can throughly dry out.
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