The question we get asked most frequently is ‘When will it be available?’
The tools we demonstrated at the Royal Highland Show 2017 and the International Sheep Vet Conference in Harrogate 2017 were 3D printed prototypes, produced in low volume and are expensive. We are working hard during 2017 put in place the funding and production moulds required to mass produce the system cost effectively.
Our current plans are to launch the Numnuts Ring applicator in mid 2018. This tool will provide an upgradable platform for farmers to access the pain relief system that we aim to deliver to the market in 2019.
Why does it take so long?
The production moulds required to produce the system economically are expensive and time consuming to make. The engineering team want to deliver a quality product and so are keen to ensure the product has been properly field tested with production parts before launching to a mass market.
A Key Challenge for Numnuts in Europe…
Numnuts has been developed to suit the high productivity requirements of Australian and New Zealand markets where the largest sheep farms in the world are located, using local anaesthetic registered for use in sheep in these countries. We are now seeking to identify a local anaesthetic registered for use in sheep in Europe.