The Denis Brinicombe Group has developed a new ‘family’ of three sheep drenches, which between them, are formulated to provide a single dose, targeted programme from pre-tupping to lamb weaning.

The Denis Brinicombe Group has developed a new ‘family’ of three sheep drenches, which between them, are formulated to provide a single dose, targeted programme from pre-tupping to lamb weaning.


Ex-Sel Advance Tupping
Ex-Sel Advance Lambing
Ex-Sel Advance Weaning

combine together into a new approach that shepherds can use to supply mineral, trace element and vitamin cover ahead of the critical production periods when flocks require elevated blood nutrient levels in preparation for the challenges they face.

“This new range of drenches has been developed to ensure that the right stock get the right nutrients at the right time. One dose at the appropriate time is all that is needed; reducing overall costs, handling and stress on shepherd and flock,” said James Brinicombe, Group Managing Director.

“Having always looked at how we can lead the industry we judge now is the right time to move on from the one drench fits all approach in the area of micro-nutrition in sheep and lambs.  We believe that these three drenches, targeting specific periods within the production cycle with minerals, trace elements and vitamins, most appropriate to the needs of the animal at the time, will result in a more productive flock overall, from conception to lambs sold off farm.”

“Each drench has been formulated to provide the most appropriate elements to the stage in the production cycle of the animal. All the trace elements and vitamins included in the drenches are in a ‘protected’ form, so that the animal can take them up quickly and store them effectively and efficiently.

“For instance, included within the formulation of the Tupping drench are high levels of ‘protected’ Copper, Cobalt and Selenium, which help to improve fertility in ewes and rams. Copper appears in the formulation as the numerous enzymes necessary for reproduction, immunity and growth need it to operate effectively. In its ‘protected’ form Copper, incorporated into the drenches to industry approved levels, is of significant benefit to all breeds of sheep, including continentals.

“The Lambing drench has a high Vitamin B1 inclusion to offset the incidence of CCN and the Weaning drench contains very high levels of Cobalt and Vitamin B12 which improve energy metabolism - a significant influence on lamb finishing,” James concluded.

All three drenches contain a comprehensive range of minerals, protected trace elements and protected vitamins appropriate to the class of sheep being drenched.