This week, from the 11th to the 13th, we will be at the Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls, NY! The Empire Farm Days is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern United States. It showcases all of the latest farm equipment, dairy industry innovations, live animal seminars and more than 600 exhibits!
We here at North Brook Farms think about cow comfort a lot. We also think about farmers’ wallets too – how to keep more of their hard earned money in there. The dual and equally important goals of keeping cows comfortable and maintaining a profitable
The VR™ Premium Topcover is our newest topcover that is manufactured from vulcanized rubber and reinforced with a heavyweight fabric scrim. The VR™ Topcover is engineered with grooving that improves drainage of milk and urine to the rear of the stall, while still staying non-abrasive and very soft. This topcover has an eight year full
Everyone knows the feeling of walking on a slippery floor, having to walk especially careful so that we don’t fall. And falling on these floors is definitely not fun. All farmers deeply care about their animals, and dairy farmers are no different.
Don’t you love coming home after a long day and laying down in your nice soft bed? Well just like humans, cows do too! According to a study done by W. K. Fulwider and R. W. Palmer in 2004 on impact testing to predict cow preference, the most important factor that determines cow preference is the softness of the mattress; and when given a choice cows will lay down on the softest material or mattress that’s available.