Nosebands for Grazing Recorders
Nosebands used for measuring the jaw movements of cattle & sheep need to be as rugged as possible, yet sensitive to small extensions, and must not unduly restrict eating.
The nosebands used with the Grazing Recorders are the result of many years of development at IGER, and their design optimises these conflicting factors.
When correctly fitted on to animals which are used to wearing head collars or halters, nosebands can survive typically between 10 to 25 runs.
However, the damage rate can be much higher for untrained animals, particularly if the head collar is fitted too loosely, or if the animal's environment has posts, poles, fences, etc, which can be used to try to remove the noseband or its harness.