Battles Purl Dip for Sheep

Battles Purl Dip for Sheep
4.5 litre Tin
22.5 litre Bottle

  • 4.5 litre Tin £41.50
  • 22.5 litre Bottle £181.49

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A sheep dip especially formulated for the presentation of sheep prior to showing or sale. Dilution rate 1 gallon of dip to 80 gallons of water.

Directions for use

Before dipping commences always clean out the bath and make up with fresh dip and water as described below.

Dilution Rate

Fill the dip bath with soft cold water, in hard water areas it is advisable to soften the water with washing soda, and add the dip to it at the rate of 4.5 litres (1 gallon) to 360 litres (80 gallons) of water i.e. 1 litre to every 80 litres of water.

Replenishment Rate

Replenish the bath after each drop in volume of 150 litres (35 gallons) or after the passage of every 20 sheep or 40 lambs. Replenish at the rate of 1 litre to every 80 litres of water. To ensure best results do not allow the bath to fall below 75% of its original volume.


Shake the container well. Add the concentrate directly to the full amount of clean water in the bath at the recommended rate. Prepare the dip bath on the day of use. Stir the bath thoroughly before commencing to dip. Do not mix with any other product.

The Weather

Avoid extremes of hot and cold as well as thunder and wet weather. As far as possible do not carry out dipping in the rain or when the fleece is wet. Choose a fine day free from impending rain. In winter do not dip in very frosty weather and, if available, carry out in a covered yard.

Time of Day

Dipping in the early morning is best so the sheep can dry before the evening. This is especially advised where dipping in hot weather is unavoidable because the temperature is cooler up to 9am.

The Sheep

Do not dip sheep when they are tired, heated, thirsty, suffering from scour or wounds or otherwise out of condition, nor when full of food. Keep the sheep off food and rest them quietly near the bath for a few hours both before and after dipping, making sure they are not crowded together. Drain them well in a bare place and do not return them to pasture until after they have ceased dripping.

Rams and Fat Sheep

Rams and fat sheep are susceptible to immersion shock, therefore never dip them on a sultry day and always dip them separately about the middle of the general dipping, carefully assisting them through the bath.

Foul Wash

It is essential to clean out the bath and replenish with fresh dip and water before the bath becomes too fouled with droppings etc.

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.


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