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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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Suitable for animals of different sizes, the static Texas cattle scratching brush provide an economical alternative to automatic cow brushes. They meet the requirements of Farm Assurance Schemes including Arla 360 contracts and are eligible for the Animal Health and Welfare grant FETF233A Static cow brush.

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.” The brush has a sensor which stops it rotating if it meets any resistance, to keep the animals safe and prevent tail hair from getting pulled in. The control unit has an informative display and is IP56 rated again water and dust ingress. 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.”Work has also shown that cows are more active in systems where brushes are fitted. “Particularly mechanical brushes,” says Mr Evanson. “Once cows have gone to groom themselves they are then more likely to visit the feed fence or the water trough. The brushes have been shown to increase milk yields in some cows.” A good brush will not only stimulate blood flow, but also allow the cow to groom parts of her body that other ‘scratching posts’ can’t reach. One mechanical brush should cater for between 50 and 60 cows: “That’s the limit – they will still work it hard and it will run for most of the day with that number of cows.” For that reason, Mr Evanson says it’s not a good idea to just put in one brush to ‘see if the cows take to it’. “Believe me, they will. And they’ll fight over it and it will get ‘hammered’. It will appear to keep the cows happy and busy for so long, but then it will break.” They are easy to install, come with comprehensive operating instructions and require little maintenance.

When the cow pushes against the brush it rotates automatically for 60-90 seconds, then switches off until pushed again. A safety sensor stops the brush if it catches the cow’s tail.

KrazzMaxx Cow Brush

Our automatic rotating cow brushes are eligible for grants under the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund products FETF98 and FETF99. Non-powered brushes

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