2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Downed Cow Lift “Chair”
The frame, combined with a strap harness, supports the cow and offers a more natural lifting posture that causes less stress to the animal.
It can be used with any tractor with a front bucket or forks, and gives the operator control of both the front and back of the cow.
To get the lifting chair under the cow, a hook rod is slid under the cow in front of the udder. Then pull the strap back under the cow and place the “chair” between the legs of the cow and then connect the strap for lifting.
Once the cow is up and able to support itself, the lifting chair becomes a safety net allowing the cow to stabilize and gain confidence in her ability to stand.
Osterhaus has lived and raised cows in the United States and Australia. He used his background in spinal care to design the chair.
The Upsi Daisy Cow Lifter comes in 3 sizes. The cost is $450 plus shipping.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Osterhaus, 3691 Garland Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033 (ph 563-451-2242; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.upsidaisycowlifter.com).
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