Cattle bathing systems are devices used to bathe cattle, typically after a long day in the field. These devices can be stationary or mobile and vary from simple large tanks mounted on a trailer to elaborate automatic systems.
In a stationary system, the water is delivered to the tank via a frequent flow pump and an electric automatic feeder. These systems are typically mounted on a trailer but are sometimes mounted directly on the animals, with the tank at ground level to take advantage of gravity.
In mobile systems the water is carried in portable tanks, most are of small volume (usually above 200 liters), but larger ones exist as well. The water is typically stored in insulated container tanks, with electric pumps and automatic feeders. The tanks are often shaped to facilitate movement and lifting. Since the use of these systems is typically after a day in the field and the water will be relatively dirty, there is a need for filtration.
Cattle bathing system
- pump = the pump is located on the tanker.
- filter – this unit consists of a small filter bed, a filter pump, and an air pre-filter. The air pre-filter removes dust and excessive suspended particulate material from the water that may break down the mechanical filtration system. This can be done using any of several methods including electrostatic precipitators.
- Submersible booster pump – this unit is mounted in the bottom of the tank and connected to the filtering system. The booster pump is operated during filtration and backwashing to provide a pressure head to move water through the filter bed.
- Feeding valve – this will automatically open when a bale or pellets are dropped down the hopper into the feeder.
- Electric control valve – this opens automatically when a bale or pellet is detected in the feeder. The water is then forced out of the tank to the feeder.
- Air separator – this removes any air from the water before it enters the pump.
- Surge control valve – placed after the air separator to prevent surge pressure in hot weather thus keeping the pump cool and preventing it from being damaged.
- Gauge – this tells you how much water is still in the tank at any time.
- Manual level control valve – this controls the level of the tank.
- Reflector – this can be used to orient water flow towards the animal more naturally.
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Use Soap or Shampoo
Put some shampoo on your hand to add the water. Use soap or shampoo to clean the cattle after bathing.
Use other sanitary items
Put sanitary items on hand to add the water. Put sanitary items on hand to add the water. Put sanitary items on hand to add the water. Put sanitary items on hand to add the water. Put sanitary items on hand to add the water.
A cattle bathing system is a kind of livestock watering system, where cattle can be washed before they enter a breeding machine, such as a yam breeding machine, and so on.
Rinse the cow: Rinse the cow to make it clean after swimming. Give them some fresh feed. change feed for more relaxation for the cattle.
Remove the water from livestock
The first use of water is to remove the surplus of water on livestock when they come out from bathing.
Dry the Cow
Use the ventilating fan to blow the dust out of the cattle. Leave a place to dry the cattle.
Dry with clean air
Dry the cattle with clean air to make it more comfortable.
Use cowbells to scare away animals around the area. Although they are not scared, they will be easily found by noise.
Carry the cattle to pasture
Remove the water from livestock. Carry the cattle to the pasture. Carry the cattle to the shed: put them in a shed, so that they can lie down and rest. Use a bucket or watering pail to give them fresh water after washing with shampoo or soap. This will help them get rid of dirt and keep their skin moist. Then feed them with grain fodder, so that they grow well.
Advantages of cattle bathing
Many farmers have reported that cattle seem to be healthier and less stressed if they are bathed at least occasionally. There are many advantages of cattle bathing
- Bathing reduces the risk of infection from respiratory diseases, diarrhoeal disease, and parasites.
- Bathing decreases stress
- Bathing improves the health of the animal and its offspring by removing excess internal parasites.
- Bathing also increases feed efficiency because it increases feed consumption, thus increasing weight gain.
- Bedding/bedding materials lose their smell when wet which improves living conditions for cattle.
- Bathing improves beef quality because it removes dirt and feces from the hide and makes the meat whiter. This results in higher prices for the farmer, as white veal is more popular with consumers.
- Bathing must be done with warm water, which is comfortable for humans. Cattle do not suffer from being bathed at 20 °C water temperature.