Why A Brush?

 

Why a Brush?

Research Proves Benefits of Cow brushes:

Research indicates a clear benefit of brushes, both to the cow and the farm. Cows are highly motivated by the bliss they get from a brush. Anywhere from 85 to 100 percent of cows will use a brush daily if it is available to them, according to one German study.

Proven to Increase Milk Production

A field study conducted by Cornell University supports the blissful benefits of brushes. This study showed that cows with access to a brush

  • Produced approximately 1 kg (2 lbs.) more milk than their brushless counter-parts. Although the reasons for this increase is unclear, there are some logical assumptions.
  • Cows LOVE BRUSHES! They want to get up and relieve tension by getting a massage from their brush and go grab a bite to eat at the same time.
  • Brushes leave cows feeling refreshed, and their coats clean and shiny. You love seeing those bright, clean cows!
  • And those cleaner hides may be part of why cows with brushes see less incidence of mastitis.

Read the full article here.

Proven to Increase Milk Production

A field study conducted by Cornell University supports the blissful benefits of brushes. This study showed that cows with access to a brush

  • Produced approximately 1 kg (2 lbs.) more milk than their brushless counter-parts. Although the reasons for this increase is unclear, there are some logical assumptions.
  • Cows LOVE BRUSHES! They want to get up and relieve tension by getting a massage from their brush and go grab a bite to eat at the same time.
  • Brushes leave cows feeling refreshed, and their coats clean and shiny. You love seeing those bright, clean cows!
  • And those cleaner hides may be part of why cows with brushes see less incidence of mastitis.

Read the full article here.

Cows are motivated by a brush

Recently, a study was conducted in British Columbia showing cows’ motivation to access a brush. In the study:

  • Cows were tested for desire to access fresh food, a brush and open space.
  • A weighted gate showed motivation by increasing the weight to find the cows’ maximum effort levels.
  • Cows showed a similar desire to get to their fresh feed as they did to get to the brush.

The result? A mechanical brush is an important resource for cows. It’s on a similar level as fresh feed.

Read the full article here.

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