Lifting the neck rail has a real effect

Lifting the neck rail has a real effect

Small changes can have a big impact! Here we see pan example of CowSignals master trainer Andy Hawken in the UK. One of the farmers lifted the neck rail with extensions. He thinks the cows have gone up between ½ to 1 litre of milk/cow. A job well done we think!

Do you want Andy to come by and help you make effective changes too? You can contact him here>>. Or contact one of our trainers in your area.

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Comments (4)

Anouk Brinkhoff

Thanks for bringing this up! This is what we preach daily at Cow-Welfare. We've seen first-hand what little change means to the bottom-line of the farmer, and as you note, just adjusting the neck rail properly can increase the yield of the cow. Sometimes even much more than 1 litre.

Anouk Brinkhoff

That's great Kim! Feel free tos hare any pics or videos if you have from beofre/after

Dean Miller

This is a great idea but when I look at this picture I think to myself how much more milk you could get if you had better stalls, there is no lunge space, cows hanging out of the stalls. Also it would appear by looking at this picture that the air flow would not be that great and finally no lighting. I see shining steel on the stalls loops does this mean the stall are not wide enough. I have never taken cow signals but these are some observations that I see . I am interested if you agree.

Joep Driessen

Dean Miller wrote:
This is a great idea but when I look at this picture I think to myself how much more milk you could get if you had better stalls, there is no lunge space, cows hanging out of the stalls. Also it would appear by looking at this picture that the air flow would not be that great and finally no lighting. I see shining steel on the stalls loops does this mean the stall are not wide enough. I have never taken cow signals but these are some observations that I see . I am interested if you agree.

Yes, well done! Thanks a lot for shaaring your thoughts!

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