Protective control methods (protect the animal from being bitten) (bell collars, dead stop collars)
Protection of the flock itself is something that is well established with protective collars such as the King Collar, Eddie Steenkamp’s bell collars, collars with flashing lights, secreting odours or weird colours at night. All these tools are available in the farmer’s toolbox, denying predators access to lamb chops. It is pretty similar to an ordinary toolbox – no farmer uses a shifting spanner for all the nuts. He uses the right tool that fits the nut. A range of protective collars and other resources are used to keep jackal at its wits end.
Jackal repellent set to cut stock losses
A revolutionary sheep collar, which stops jackals killing lambs, kids, sheep and goats, has earned awards in the industrial and engineering categories of the coveted 1999 SA Bureau of Standards Design Institute Awards. Article in Farmers Weekly, 1999. Read here.