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Waterproof Nylon Overalls
"They are great for calving; you don't get all sticky and wet," says Cheryl Mohn, inventor of Udder Tech waterproof overalls that can be washed and dried like regular clothing. She knows about calving and other chores, because she and her husband, Bruce, own a dairy farm.
  In 1994, she made a towel tote for herself to hold towels and dip to prep cows for milking, and she soon discovered others were also interested in her products. Since then the former home economics teacher has developed a whole line of agricultural clothing, including the waterproof bibbed overalls, pants and jackets. She contracts to have them sewn by local seamstresses.
  Made of Taslan nylon, the clothing has a waterproof coating that keeps moisture from penetrating. Farmers like to slip on the roomy overalls for calving, powerwashing the parlor and farm machinery, and other chores where they get wet and dirty. In colder weather, they slip the overalls over insulated outerwear because it's easier to wash the overalls. Her overalls' design includes an inside zippered cell phone pocket. Adjustable straps allow people of all heights to wear the overalls, which have a zipper fly.
  Mohn also sells children's overalls.
  "They are great for kids washing their animals at the fair," she says, as well as playing outside when it's muddy.
  Her biggest seller is her waterproof apron, usually worn by men and women who milk cows. Milking sleeves are also popular.
  Besides farmers, Udder Tech sells to veterinarians, hoof trimmers, farriers and others in agriculture-related industries including hog operations.
  Adult bibbed overalls range from $42 to $53; children's cost from $22 to $42.  
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Udder Tech, Inc., 27605 Pillsbury Avenue, Lakeville, Minn. 55044 (ph 888 438-8683 or 952 461-2890; www.uddertechinc.com).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3