BENEFITS OF AUTOMATIC BRUSH FOR COWS AND OTHER FARM ANIMALS

BENEFITS OF AUTOMATIC BRUSH FOR COWS AND OTHER FARM ANIMALS

A CLEAN COAT MEANS A HEALTHY COW

Animals feel the need to scratch and rub. It's natural for them.

Nowadays, animal's welfare is the standard for all kind of breeding: dairy, goats, pigs and horses. Over the years, researches have been made and it has been proven that an animal well treated gives a higher performance. Whether it's more milk (for dairy cows or goats), a better growth (for pigs) or simply to offer what's best for your animal. And installing a brush inside your farm contributes significantly to the welfare.

You need to know that when an animal go to the brush, it does it to massage itself or to get rid of insects (flies, lice and other mosquitos). Depending the type of the brush, benefits are differents.

Brush without motor

Will distract the animal by allowing it to scratch its back and head. It's like a stress reliever toy.

Simple Automatic Brush

Allows a massage and activate blood circulation on the back, lumbar parts, buttock and the head.

Get rid of dust, dirt and dead hairs.

One brush is designed for 60 cows (Easycleaner model) or 80 calves or goats ( Easycleaner Mini model).

Double Automatic Brush

Complete massage and activate blood circulation on the back, lumbar parts, buttock and the head.

Doubly removes dust, dirt and dead hairs.

One brush is designed for a maximum of 100 cows but 60 is highly recommended.

Choice for Rotary Cow Brushes

Here's the keypoints you need to check before buying an automatic quality brush for cows and other livestock:

  • The quality of plastic bristles: a good quality of the plastic will avoid a rapid wear. Bristles should not be too stiff as this could irritate the skin;
  • For the double brush, ergonomic curves better fit sides of animals;
  • The automatic start mechanism;
  • If there is a change in rotation to wear down the brush bristles evenly;
  • If electrical parts are inside boxes to protect them from water;
  • If the brush can be adjusted in height to accommodate the size of your animals;
  • Country of manufacture.

You can also recognize a good brush with dead hairs on the floor. If there's few or no hair, the bristles on the brush are too soft to really do the job. 

By instaling few units on your farm, you will see nothing but positive results and your investment will pay off in a more than reasonable time.

Of course, automatic brush for cows and other livestock are just one part of contributing to animal welfare.

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