EasySwing Cow Brush - Large - Cow Comfort Cattle Brush - Cow Scratcher works for Cows, Horses, Goats and other Livestock - Strong Enough for Bulls Yellow
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Studies on the use of this specific cow brush by Agri Cow, on commercial dairy farms in Europe have proven this cow brush fulfills the inquisitive and social requirements of cattle, with scratching stimulating circulation, and increasing animal health and welfare. This in turn generated an average milk increase across the herd of 1kg per day.
This single, wall mounted cow brush automatically rotates for 60 seconds when the cow pushes against it. The brushing action improves cow welfare by: A non-mechanical non-moving brush installed on a wall or rail cannot offer all-round access and so will service fewer cows. Inclination limiter to transfer a stronger pressure onto the animal to improve effect compared to free hanging brushes Studies on swinging cow brushes, that looked at milk production and mastitis incidence. The US-based work showed that second-lactation cows produced 3.5% (1kg) higher daily milk yield. And clinical mastitis was reduced by 34% in the cows in second and higher lactation in the cow-brush pens. Ensuring the utmost comfort for your animals is your daily goal. A Comfy cow brush can help! It’s a fact that cows greatly enjoy the sensation of being brushed byComfy Cow brushes. Our reliable brushes are therefore in use for up to 18 hours a day on average.The Cow Brush is one of the most popular products in the Agri-kit range, it is suitable for use on beef and dairy cows. The concave of the brush fits round the contour of the cow to give the best results, our cows brush head is 2x longer than any of our competitors. Although the intuitive concept of the swinging cow brush being associated with better productivity and increased health may be straightforward, no hard data exist to quantify this potential relationship. Therefore a comparison study of cows experiencing a cow brush was designed, including a contemporary control and pre-study baseline measurements. If they’re inside then troughs, railings, walls – anything solid – will also take the brunt of their grooming behaviour. And, if cow brushes are fitted, these will obviously be put through their paces.” basket.totals.basketValueRebatesTotal.value | isoCurrency:basket.totals.basketValueRebatesTotal.currencyMnemonic : currencyPattern }}
And there’s no need to take his word for it. In a trial, cows were monitored three months prior to brush installation and for a further six months after brushes were fitted. “The time cows spent grooming themselves was more than six times greater than before the brushes were installed, Siting is important to get right. “The brushes, as you can imagine, remove a lot of dust and dirt and hair. So next to water troughs is not ideal for that reason alone. And it’s also important that they’re placed away from water troughs and feed fence access. Care must be taken to avoid disrupting cow flow.”
Non-mechanical ‘swing’ or ‘sprung’ brushes siting is not as stringent. “They should be installed where the cows will use them, when they’re housed or when they come inside during the summer for buffer feeding. Cows love to use them and so regular cleaning and maintenance to help reduce wear is important.” Established in 1998, we have a proven history of excellent after-sales care and honouring warranties. The work also revealed that cows in a pen with a mechanical brush increased their grooming time approximately five-fold compared to a pen without such a brush. The researchers concluded that a grooming device helps to satisfy the cow’s need for grooming while at the same time improving cow cleanliness. Both these factors (better ‘welfare’ and cleaner cows) may have an impact on disease occurrence and on milk production. Cow flow can also suffer if there are too few brushes installed. “It can actually serve to create stress, rather improve cow welfare and comfort, if the brushes themselves are a ‘pinch point’. Cows queuing to use the brushes or dominant cows preventing others from using them may become an issue where are aren’t enough brushes to go around.” It’s a natural instinct. If cows are in a field they’ll rub up against hedges, gates, posts, trees – anything that offers some resistance,” says Dairy Spares’ Tim Evanson.