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About the Cuddle Box
"Many dairy farmers separate cows and calves immediately after birth in order to prevent infections. However, there are significant benefits if cows are allowed to lick their new-born calves: calves dry more quickly and their circulatory system is stimulated, as are a number of hormonal processes in the mother cows, which promote lactation above all. The Spinder CUDDLE BOX provides a system that ensures easy and safe access between mother cows and their calves, and farmers and mother cows. The front section of the CUDDLE BOX comprises a plastic box, in which new-born calves can be placed safely and kept clean. Cows can easily reach their calves through head rails. A long swing gate right next to the box allows cows to be easily and safely restrained by a single person. As a result, cows can be reached and even milked in the CUDDLE BOX just as easily and safely."
About the award
"EuroTier, the world’s leading trade fair for animal production, has established itself as the most prominent platform for the introduction of innovations. This innovation leadership is underlined by the EuroTier Innovation Award, which is handed to the winners at the show every two years.
An independent expert committee appointed by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) determined the winners of the Innovation Award EuroTier from among 251 approved applications for product innovations, based on stringent criteria. The Innovation Award EuroTier 2016 in gold or silver has been awarded to 25 product innovations.
The award level, i.e. gold or silver, will be announced at the official ceremony, which will be held in conjunction with the formal opening of the EuroTier trade fair on 14 November 2016. The trade fair will for the first time be launched on the day before it opens its doors to visitors on 15 November."
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