Half of the cows in Europe is drinking dirt and manure
This is a series of 7 articles about CowSignals ® to improve health, production and welfare of your cows. Content of the 7 articles: feed, water, light, air, rest, space and health. These articles follow the CowSignals Diamond.
Subject of this article: Water
Whitepaper – COWSIGNALS DIAMOND: WATER
[FREE] Over 85% of milk is water. The more water your cows drink, the more milk you get. In a survey we found that half of the farms have very poor quality shitty water. We need to do a better job than that! In this article we explain what you need to pay attention to.
- Do they drink enough water?
- How many liters do they need?
- Tip tanks, open drinkers with quick plugs, double fast drinkers.
- Drinkers in the milk parlour.
- Temperature of the water
- Shitting in the drinkers.
- Position in the barn.
- Water immediately after calving