Great video by on Marco about tipping over the head locks. Marco is one of the farmers on our Facebook page.
"I wanted to improve cow comfort and I wasn't sure how much tilt was the best for the cows. I also wanted to make sure that the head locks still work.
I don't see much different eating behavior. What I do notice is that the cows do not push up against the headlocks to eat which should make it more comfortable for them to eat. The blocks of wood will be replaced with steal brackets as soon as I find out where I want to have it. The wood blocks was just an easy cheap way to try it and see if the headlocks still worked "
We think it is a great experiment. Feeding Signals is not just about providing a quality ration, but also about good housing and management. This videos shows that you can also be creative in an existing barn. You can try it in your own barn too or help your farmer clients experiment.
Let us know what you think? Feel free to share examples from your (clients') barn as well!