1990 - Volume #14, Issue #5, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He puts bras on his dairy cows
"Cow bras", supported by an elastic harness around the cow's body, are marketed as "udder supports" by the DeLaval Company (11100 N. Congress Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64153 ph 816 891-7700).
"They keep the udders clean and the teats tucked up out of the way so they won't get stepped on," says Battisti, who has used bras on his cows for several years. "I put them on my older cows because the older a cow gets, the lower her udder hangs. They've more than paid for themselves in reduced mastitis. It takes only two to three minutes to install the harness and only a few seconds to unsnap the bra. I wash them in hot, soapy water every two months. I remove the bras whenever cows dry up."
Cow bras sell for $38.95 each.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Michael Battisti, Rt. 1, Box 173, Eaton, N.Y. 13334 (ph 315 684-9178):
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