Rich, Fresh Color for Show Day
Many cattle naturally have brown mixed in with their black hair, which can make their hair look a little dull. If you want your livestock to have a rich, bright and fresh look for show day or before a sale, ProDye will provide a long-lasting deep black uniform color from front to back. While the video tutorials in this blog show you how to dye show cattle, ProDye can also be used on lamb legs.
ProDye Tips from Jon Gevelinger:
- Put on gloves before you begin mixing the dye because it will stain your skin. It’s also a good idea to wear old clothes you don’t mind getting dye on.
- Before applying ProDye, wash your calf with water only and blow dry. Using shampoo prior to dyeing can cause an unwanted chemical reaction that could burn your calf’s hide.
- Make sure your spray bottle is clean before mixing ProDye. Any leftover product in the bottle could interfere with the effectiveness of the dye.
- For cattle that are black and white, you don’t want to dye the white hair. Spray ProGloss and ProFoam on the white spots so that the dye won’t stick.
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 for step-by-step instructions on dyeing your calf or lamb. Good luck!