Cattle feed barrier design: give the cow her space!
The first rule of thumb for optimum cattle feed fence design is: Give the cow her space. Too often we see wounds and pressure points on the cow. Not only is this hurting the cow, wounds are also an easy access point for bacteria’s that cause infection and abortion and it lowers their feed efficiency. An uncomfortable feed barrier will also lead to less feed intake. Less dry matter intake means less milk.
Whitepaper - Cattle feed barrier design
[FREE] In this whitepaper, we point out areas of concern for different kind of feed barrier systems. Do you know which one cows prefer?
- Tips that go for any system
- Feed troughs
- Feed rail
- Feed gate
- Flexible feed fence