The Swedish company DeLaval has a product that is a hit in Sweden and it is about to launch in the UK. The device is all about making farmers and their cows happy. The company has an automatic rotating brush that grooms and cleans a cow that walks up to it. It is called the swinging cow brush.
The company has already sold 30,000 of its automatic cow brushes in Sweden. A spokesman for the company said: “The swinging cow brush is a self-grooming device that keeps cows happier, healthier and more productive. The brush starts to rotate on contact at an animal-friendly speed. It swings freely in all directions, smoothly up, over and alongside the cow.”
“The bristles have the right length and hardness to stimulate the blood circulation whilst helping the cow to keep clean and calm. It is very popular among dairy farmers. Cows using the swinging cow brush are cleaner, calmer, and therefore more balanced.”
The swinging cow brush is used in the US as well. In a study conducted there, scientists found the animals had better health due to the brush increasing circulation in the low activity animal. Also cows using the machine were 34 per cent less likely to suffer from clinical mastitis and milk production had an impressive increase of 3.5 per cent. So the swinging cow brush makes farmers happy too.
DeLaval, a agriculture centered company began in Sweden over 125 years ago. They invented the patented Gustaf de Laval cream separator and continue today to improve the dairy market. DeLaval as well as Tetra Pak and Sidel make up the private group of Tetra Laval Group.