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PNEU Darts

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:22 pm
by NEFarmwife
Anyone have a supplier outside their local vet or ammo supplier for pneu darts? They get pretty pricey, so we were looking for maybe someone online that others have used to buy in larger quantity for a better price.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:05 pm
by Dave
I get mine from Livestock Concepts.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:28 pm
by Black and Good
They all seem to be about the same price. I used to order from other dealers but then Pneu-Dart told me they had problems with some made before a certain date so, since then I just order from Pneu-Dart. B&G

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:48 am
by NEFarmwife
I was browsing Livestock Concepts. It's good to see a recommendation.

Have a friend who is stating he can get them for $18. My husband was going to look into him and see if they are the same brand, etc... But felt it was worth a try to see if anyone else out there sold for that also.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:16 am
by LDEnterprises
NEFarmwife wrote:I was browsing Livestock Concepts. It's good to see a recommendation.

Have a friend who is stating he can get them for $18. My husband was going to look into him and see if they are the same brand, etc... But felt it was worth a try to see if anyone else out there sold for that also.


If true that's a pretty good price. I'm paying $27 right now per pack.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 am
by jedstivers
They are costing me around 5 per dart form the Co. I buy all my meds from.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:12 am
by NEFarmwife
LDEnterprises wrote:
NEFarmwife wrote:I was browsing Livestock Concepts. It's good to see a recommendation.

Have a friend who is stating he can get them for $18. My husband was going to look into him and see if they are the same brand, etc... But felt it was worth a try to see if anyone else out there sold for that also.


If true that's a pretty good price. I'm paying $27 right now per pack.


I'll follow up with info if this turns out to be accurate!

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:40 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
OK, I'll bite - what is Pneu-Dart. I'm going to "assume" it has something to do with Pneumonia treatment???

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 am
by NEFarmwife
It's a dart that holds vaccines. We use it in pasture to treat cattle if they're sick.

Was a costly investment but sure makes the work a lot easier and have had good success with it so far.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:47 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Oh, yeah. Now it makes sense. Thanks We do have a few producers around the state that use darts.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:30 pm
by jedstivers
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Oh, yeah. Now it makes sense. Thanks We do have a few producers around the state that use darts.

Anyone with cattle should have a dart gun. Lot of times I'll dart one in the pen just so I don't get it all worked up going through the chute.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:43 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
jedstivers wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Oh, yeah. Now it makes sense. Thanks We do have a few producers around the state that use darts.

Anyone with cattle should have a dart gun. Lot of times I'll dart one in the pen just so I don't get it all worked up going through the chute.

Sorry, but I have never had an animal get so "worked up" putting it thru the chute that I would consider darting it. I am not trying to criticize anyone, but I believe having good facilities is the number one thing a producer needs on their farm. If my facilities were so poor or my cattle were so wild that I needed to dart them ---- well, I'll just say that is not my kind of working cattle. Wild cows get culled.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:48 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
I'll add that if I had one too wild to work thru the chute, I would have the butcher here to shoot her & hang her up. If they are too wild to go thru the chute, I darn sure wouldn't want to load them on a trailer. LOL Just different managements. It's what you tolerate in your own management. I'm sure I do things some of you would never do on your farm. Everyone needs to be comfortable with their own program.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:58 pm
by Dave
They work real good in big pastures where you have to gather a large bunch to doctor one animal. A lot easier than roping and knocking one down. Easier on both the cow and the cowboy.
I pay about $18 a pack for the darts.

Re: PNEU Darts

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:13 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Dave wrote:They work real good in big pastures where you have to gather a large bunch to doctor one animal. A lot easier than roping and knocking one down. Easier on both the cow and the cowboy.
I pay about $18 a pack for the darts.

Totally understand where it can be super useful in individual situations. I forget how BIG beef farms are elsewhere!!! I walk my whole property. LOL