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Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by Case man, Jan 4, 2017.
Any other option than the dear ones you can buy ie pipes/straps wire ropes ?
6x2 wooden boards.
thats what i used, no need for them to be tanilised or anything as they are inside so just get some from local timber merchant
Half round timber rails. Nice and rounded on the top edge. Thunderbolt them down.
100mm polythene pipe. Much more forgiving than wooden boards.
That's the exact set up we have at work but they don't last 2 minutes
Pipe much easier on the cow than a plank of wood. Ive got several types but haven't seen a cow do this on a timber brisket.
We've got wilsons pillows in some sheds, de boers pipe work in one, iae pipe work in some and wooden 8 x 2 in another and in all honesty I can't see much difference in the cows lying.
We had 8x2 wood for 16 years and never replaced one board,put Wilson pillows in when putting the mattress in but the boards are still behind these as they support the cubicles
Mine are the same as Jims wooden ones in the IAE super comforts
They work well so we replicated them on the old mushroom cubicles that didn't have anything before.
Not sure if you can see but the brackets to hold them are made of short sections of old RSJ where we cut the top of the web off then welded it back on the side at an angle then bolted them on with coach bolts.
I don't have any brisket boards in any of my sheds what's the point in them? My cows are spotless and lying correct?
What length is your cubicle? The purpose of the brisket board is to position the cow tge right length in the cubicle. It should be designed in such a way that it does not hurt the cow and the cow should be able to freely step over it when lunging forward as she gets up.
thats interesting thomas
can you measure the diagonal distance from neck rail to kerb
we ahve to finish our new cubicles this week and not got brisket board sorted yet
I used to get cows going too far forward and getting stuck against walls or going right through head to head cubicles.
Like this today
We have some like what jimmer has, some with the Wilson pasture pillow and some with nothing at all. We intentionally didn't fit any to the most recent cubicles, and don't think we will be. Can't think of the last time we had a cow stuck. Having them wide enough and the neck rail set right is more important I think
Just like that but maybe upsidedown and behind the post.
What is the recommended measurement. What's the ideal height of neck rail. Wilson promote a high neck rail
do straps not work