NEW GALVANISED VERSION ( Possibly sold out, due to the grant job, please call 01772 690131 opt. 1 to order)
They are ALL GALVANISED NOW
High quality electric rotary cow brush with swinging pendulum action. Features auto start/stop, reverse, auto-reverse & abort in case of obstruction, click here to see this feature on a Youtube video
240v single phase needed.13 amp plug attached. Due to the motor needing to cool, it cannot be fully enclosed, so the brush should be sited under cover from the weather.
Dimensions:- typically mount so the horizontal bar is 270cm off the ground (less for youngstock or Channel Island breeds) , central axis of the brush is 108cm from the wall, brush length 62cm, brush diameter is 48 cm.
ENSURE COWS TAILS ARE TRIMMED SHORT TO PREVENT TANGLING IN THE BRUSH!
6 bolts to secure to wall or post not supplied. A back plate is also provided and is notched for fixing to a round post.
We suggest one brush per 50 cows or per smaller group.
Stress levels may be decreased by using the brush. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are trying to determine whether this is true by measuring stress hormones in the blood of cows using the brush. One study conducted in New York found that second lactation cows with access to rotating cow brushes resulted in 2 pound milk production increase and fewer incidences of clinical mastitis compared to cows without access to the brushes. Another study conducted in Vancouver, Canada concluded that cows increased time grooming by 226% (1.22 minutes per day to 7.42 minutes per day) and scratching bouts, or events of scratching, by 508% (2.96 visits per day to 9.66 visits per day). So, these brushes may help fulfill the cow’s need to groom and may even give them something fun to do