Did you know that cows have a natural need to rub and scratch very often in order to shed parasites, scabs and mites? The Dairy Scratchy therefore provides an essential component to overall cow comfort in stall. It prevents injuries caused by rubbing against concrete and metal parts of the barn.
The cow's "Fun Box"!
Shock-absorbing, the Dairy Scratchy avoids injuries caused by jostling (concrete and metal parts). This system therefore provides an essential component to overall cow comfort. In addition, the multiple scratching points in the barn prevents competition-linked stress behavior by dominant animals.
The Dairy Scratchy is a moulded rubber product. For cows features, the vertical Dairy Scratchy is made up of:
- An upper 1000mm (39.3") area with 32mm (1.25") thick studs.
- A lower 500mm (19.6") area with a plain surface.
1 Dairy Scratchy unit per 10 - 15 cows max.
Fastening strips supplied without screws.
1500 x 500 mm (59.06" x 19.69")
Thickness: 18 mm (0.71")
Design adapted to the size of the animals, the lower part is smooth so as not to hurt the hocks.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (NY) - 08/2009: The study was conducted on a 100 cow 2nd lactation sample versus a control group of the same size. It shows a beneficial impact of the rub (brush) on mastitis reduction and dairy production (+1kg (2.2 lbs)).