Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Day 14: Headlocks
The work by cows sticking their head through the bars in order to eat. Most of the time, the cow is free to pull her head back out of the bars and go about her day, but when we set them to "lock", when the bar moves as the cow puts her head in, the bar is locked vertically, and the cow can't back out. This allows us to vaccinate, treat, breed, or otherwise corral a cow, or more accurately typically a group of cows without having to fight them into a stall or confined space in order to get them whatever care they need.
Headlocks are a great thing....one thing that will continue to grow at the dairy over time.
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