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Categories Cattle Housing
Created by Peter Manneke
Created on Oct 26, 2021

Cow brush

Cow brushes remove access hair, dust and dirt from the fur. This allows cows to be cooled better, it increases heat radiation from the skin since the fur is clean and open, especially in combination with HPF and soaking.

It increases socializing with other cows and enables detection of cows in heat much better.

In short:
- it increases milk yield
- decreases mastitis*
- improves blood circulation
- keeps cows calm and clean
- improves herd reproduction & performance

*paper from Ynte H. Schukken and G. Douglas Young

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  • Jeff Lieffering
    Dec 17, 2021

    In the past we had seen it hard to compete with the big companies already making these. (ex Lely and Delaval). However now with the bigger team we likely could look at the options to make our own.