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your cow comfort specialist

AGRICOW is a dynamic company with strong traditions and a clear vision of the future in the international agricultural market.
We are pioneers and specialized in COW COMFORT and our goal is to offer complete solutions for the cow welfare to improve the labor quality and the
profit of the farmer.
We are in a phase characterized by a steady decline of the milk price and with an increase of production costs.
It becomes essential to implement strategies aimed at increasing company profitability.
It becomes important to talk about COW COMFORT understood as the study of possible solutions to the stress factors that induce the housing as unnatural
situation.
For us, the COW COMFORT is a true philosophy: animal welfare is a concept already clears from our roots that go beyond simply selling mattresses, brushes
or rubber mats.
We take care of the living space of the cow, that must feel good inside and outside the barn, an environment of total comfort system includes: mattresses,
stall mats and dairy flooring, scrapers, electric brushes for nice massage, steel facilities prefabricated, destratificators and fans, machines for the treatment
of stable, trench covers.
We are a company made up of a team of enthusiastic and professional people; we ensure the same attention and care to all our customers both small
family breeders as the big group.
With our expertise and a close collaboration with professionals we are able to select the best solutions and the most effective interventions.
We have distributors in all European countries and many non-EU states ready to follow every customer and meet customer needs.
We do not pretend to know everything but we have a clear vision that the COW COMFORT is more than a single instrument of welfare, pursuing
well-being animal productivity means getting more than cows and barns obviously more functional, "We know how to make your cows happy".

Agricow

your cow comfort


specialist

Your cows would choose AGRICOW


We are a team that explores the daily market ideas,
listening attentively to our customers, suppliers, our employees, farmers, businesses,
and in careful observation and consideration of animal
behavior and the environment, the continuing search for practical solutions
and effective to real problems, for a total well-being shared and sustainable,
accessible to all.

AGRICOWS QUALITY
Technology and innovation to ensure a continuous
and constant improvement of the conditions
of rest and health of animals, to improve the working
conditions of staff and reduce operating costs.

Agricowsproductsquality
iscertifiedby:

FokusTestDLG
ASSURE THE MAXIMUM RELIABILITY
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Index
Cubicles mattresses

Stall mats and dairy flooring

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Scrapers unit

16

Rotary brushes

20

Claw treatment crush

24

Steel facilities prefabricated

26

Drinkers

28

Ventilator Maxi fun

30

Tunnel basic

32

Foot brush

34

Tuchel
Dragon

36
37

Calf hutch

38

Nicosil Cover System

40

Agrisanex

42

CUBICLES MATTRESSES

IDEAL COW ACTIVITY

The major daily activities


of a dairy cow are:
50%

Lying

21%

Eating

13%

Milking

6% lock-ups

4% drinking

6% social

A cow produces more milk in comfort.

AGRICOW was among the first companies to produce mattresses for the welfare
of the animal. From the beginning we found undeniable benefits: decreased over 30%
of mastitis and increased milk production more than 20%.
We have three different models, designed and manufactured in compliance of Agricow
tradition: a perfect mix between environment and economy, through the use of recyclable
materials and high technology fabrics.

13% milking
50% lying
21% eating

Excellent qualities of the mattresses, as well as by farmers who use products Agricow, recognized in
comparative tests of competition and many international certificates.
It is important that the animal remains insulated from the cold of the concrete surfaces and
has clean and dry berth.
Our mattresses can be covered with a woven polypropylene mesh with waterproof
high strength and toughness that allows the flow of urine on a flat surface and
without allowing hollows to keep the animal clean.
This allows set up a stall with all the features fit for comfort and hygiene of the animal.
This fabrics, allows to maintain under a layer of soft material (such as latex,
rubber chips and rubber), making it soft and comfortable every type of cubicle, avoiding so
any trauma to the animals.
Guaranteed for 5 or 10 years, drastically reduces operating costs improving the conditions of
your stables rest of the animals and thus their productivity.
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cubicles mattresses

CUBICLES MATTRESSES

AGRICOW products certified by DLG are Eco-Latex


mattresses, Baby and the top covers.
The characteristics that have undergone the two products are:
- Softness and Elasticity
- Load resistance
- Resistance to abrasion and slip (relative to top covers)
The load test was conducted through a simulation of the passage of the animal,
100,000 strokes applying a pressure of 10,000 Newtons (1000 kg)
an area of 75 cm2.
Test Results
Permanent deformation
Softness and elasticity
Wear

BABY MATTRESS

ECO-LATEX MATTRESS

28%
++
+

16%
++
+

The cover has been subjected to an abrasion test by using a ground cloth with 280 grain which has been applied a pressure of 500 N on
a total area of 61.5 cm2 (8.13 N/cm2 equal to about 1 kg/cm2).
The depth of abrasion, after 20,000 rotations in both directions was about 0.4 mm ie 13% of the total.
Were removed in total 1.6 g of material.
Test results:
Resistance to abrasion +
Through special instruments it was decided to simulate the slip resistance in the presence of both wet and dry.
The speed of travel was 20 mm / s test showed good slip resistance on both wet and dry towel.
The friction coefficient was above the minimum threshold of 0.45 .
Test results:
Slip resistance
+
Legenda:

+ + Excellent

+ good

0 standard

- mediocre

-- poor

CUBICLES MATTRESS BABY

The AGRICOW Baby mattress is the traditional mat composed of six cells filled with shavings
rubber and rubber.
10 cm high, compact and very flexible, it is ideal for installation in cubicles plain concrete.
It improves the condition of rest of animals, and their productivity by reducing the risk of bruises
and trauma.
It is comfortable and non-slip, in 2007 against international competitors resulting the best mattress
in the test conducted by Dansk Landbrugs Farm Test.

The AGRICOW Baby mattress:


-

Eliminates the risk of injury to animals heavier

Absorbs impact to the knees when the animal relaxes

Allows the animal to stand as if it were lying on a lawn, because it offers a


natural softness as the grass.

Measures available:

125x175x10 cm h.
WEIGHT 90 kg. each.
Tailor-made for small animals on request.

cubicles mattresses

CUBICLES MATTRESS ECO-LATEX

The AGRICOW Eco-Latex 5 cm. or 7 cm. Top Relax mattresses have been designed to ensure the
right compromise between softness and resistance to loads, loss of balance and avoiding accidental
falls. The particular structure of the AGRICOW Eco-Latex mattresses always allows it to return to
its original thickness.
The AGRICOW Eco-Latex mattresses showed no sign of sagging even after 100,000 rounds of
impact. Both the cover and the mattress with open cell structure, allow the passage of air under
the animal while avoiding dangerous irritation of the breasts.

The AGRICOW Eco-Latex mattresses:


-

Reduces costs, maintenance work and cleaning times of cubicles

Improve the hygiene conditions

Reduces bacteria main cause of litter mastitis and environmental coli - 34%

Improves the condition of rest of the animals and their productivity + 20%

Reduces the risk of bruises

It is soft, comfortable and non-slip

Measures available:

100x180x5 cm h.
100x180x7 cm h. Top Relax
ECO-LATEX mattresses of 5 cm.
with 900 DEN coated cover

ECO-LATEX mattresses of 7 cm. Top Relax


with polypropylene coated cover

COVER FOR CUBICLES MATTRESSES

Mesh fabric Yellow / Black


The cover in coated mesh is composed by a high tenacity polypropylene waterproof
which allows flow of slurry on a flat surface without sinking in allowing to keep
the animal clean.

It is also available without the inside spread.

Agricow fabric 900 den Black


The cover is in a Raschel fabric thermo fixed coated .
It is 100% polypropylene: waterproof, multifilament, UV stabilized and is entirely
recyclable.
The cover does not absorb moisture, due to its geometry is extremely soft and at
the same time offering high standards of roughness.

Rubber BS
The BS rubber fabric is 3 mm thickness.
It is an elastomeric fabric composed of styrene-butadiene with excellent resistance
to abrasion and aging stability.
The red part below is a type of polyester used in conveyor belts with characteristics
of good flexibility, impact resistance and flexural resistance, waterproof with strong
stability and no-mould.
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cubicles mattresses

CUBICLES MATTRESS COW TRADITION

In the tradition of AGRICOW, the self blocking mattress for bed used with sand COW
TRADITION is the result of studies and field experiences conducted over the years with the
collaboration of expert farmers.
It is a rubber-cell structure that allows the use of sand on a cubicle with no problems
l e a k a g e o r d e p r e s s i o n s c a u s e d b y n a t u ra l d i g g i n g a c t i v i t y o f a n i m a l s.
Full of sand it became a uniform base of inorganic material, chemically inert, soft and dry. It is
inalterable from physical and chemical point of view. It avoids formation of hollow due to the
animals, so the bunk results comfortable and clean.
Prevents the formation of holes and depressions, makes the cubicles more comfortable and hygienic.
AGRICOW Cow Tradition avoid problems of sand leakage from the bunk. You can keep the
bunk with sand, straw and sawdust. Reduction to the minimum of restoration interventions with
consequent discount on maintenance costs.
The cell structure prevents the escape of sand about 70% less than traditional cubicle.
The AGRICOW Cow Tradition is cheap and easy to be installed, suitable for all bunks and can
be fixed simply with dowels to the floor.

Detail of the back


the mattress.

Rubber in the rear shelf, optional, allows the animal with an approach to the cubicle
more balanced and easier cleaning.

There is a groove 20 mm
where you can put a rubber floor
over the inert material.

The AGRICOW Cow Tradition:


- Is a product with high quality
- Can be walked on, impact-resistant, maintains an elastic memory and strain under sustained loads
- Resistant to insects and microbes
- Does not accumulate static charge and prevent the interaction between materials
- Is highly resistant to acids, it rots and its characteristics remain unchanged over time
- It's 100% RECYCLABLE

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Cubicle hole

STALL MATS AND DAIRY FLOORING

AGRICOW internally manufactures Stall Mats and Dairy Flooring thanks to a big investment
in machinery, moulds, and specialized software that puts us among the leading manufacturers of
providers of market stalls all over the world.
The production process is constantly monitored and updated.
Our mats are ideal for walking areas, milking parlor, reception areas and corridors or in the small
graders.
It is particularly advantageous in areas where cows spend most of the time, because it reduces
the pressure on the hooves and legs.
The AGRICOWS rubber mats have a slip-resistant surface and that provides a rough
great friction as a function of movement, provide maximum traction facilitating greatly the movement
of cows in the barn.
Studies and tests have shown in fact that cows walk faster and slip much less on the rubber floor.
70% of cows walking on concrete floor glide at least slip once, but only 20% slip when walking
on the rubber mats AGRICOW.
The rubber mats AGRICOW ensure a drier and cleaner environment for hygiene
optimum improves the condition of the hooves and is easy to install anywhere.
Even more than the technical characteristics and peculiarities practices recognized by breeders
met, showed a significant reduction in accidents and veterinary costs.

Models of rubber mats:


-

Mats 4 straight sides or puzzle

Tailor-made for every slatted floor design

All models are also available with studs


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stall mats and dairy flooring

STALL MATS AND DAIRY FLOORING


Claw damages reducing
120

claw damages (%)

100

100

80
60
40
20

22

0
hard

soft
walking areas

Feet damages reducing

Average incidence (0-3) per cow

0,5

claw illness found on 7 Dairy Farms

0,5

Concrete
Agricow mats

0,3
0,2
0,1
0,0
laminitis

The AGRICOWS rubber mats holds the


Fokus Test 08-376 having passed the tests of resistance
to abrasion and resistance to slipping and was
one of best in class.
The DLG Test Fokus is a voluntary audit focused on one or more aspects of a partial
product, such as strength or quality.
The DLG provides the certification mark Fokus Test accompanied by benchmarks used
for the award of the certification, which is a guarantee of reliability.
The tests which were carried out on two products are:
- Abrasion resistance
- Slip resistance
The rubber mat Agricow was subjected to an abrasion test by using a kind of sandpaper
to which it was applied a pressure of up to 500N a total area of 61.5 cm2 (equivalent to
approximately 8.13 N/cm2 1Kg/cm2).
The depth abrasion, after 20,000 rotations in both directions was equal to 3.2 mm or 17%
of the total thickness. There were removed in total 8.7gr of material.
Test result:

Resistance to abrasion

Through special instruments it was decided to simulate the slip resistance both in the
presence of wet and dry. The speed of travel was 20 mm/s.
The test showed good slip resistance on both wet rubber to dry.
The friction coefficient was above the minimum threshold of 0.45 .
Test result:
Legenda:

Slip resistance
+ + Excellent

+ good

0 standard

+
- mediocre

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-- poor

pressure
sores

double sole

claw lesions

STALL MATS FOR SLATTED FLOOR

Other benefits of using AGRICOWS


rubber mats are:
-

Improves traction

Reduced number of falls and slips

Reduction of fall injuries

Not all mats are the same, there are cheaper and mats result of shorter
duration.
Normally they are foam or rubber mats, crumbled, compress easily deteriorate
and lose their softness in no time.
The question is more of the mats, spare tire never large quite cured.
They have worst production processes with lower quality and less flexibility.
The rubber mats AGRICOW are designed and manufactured to give the most
comfort to the animals, longer lifetime and are easy to install and
maintenance.
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stall mats and dairy flooring

STALL MATS FOR PAVED / CONCRETE FLOOR

Installation instructions of our


rubber mat under used
with the scraper.

scraper

assembling instructions rubber mat


for the usage with scraper
rubber mat

nylon bar
concrete base

Assembling rubber mat for the usage


with scraper

Rubber mat assembling

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SCRAPERS UNIT

Scraper with channel

Scraper with rudder

Scraper for slatted floor

The AGRICOW scraper with Nylon rope or steel wire rope is the most practical and effective hygiene and cleaning for stables.
It is made entirely of galvanized metal in our factories with high quality control.

Advantages of the AGRICOWS scrapers:


-

Is it safe for animals and for those working in the stable: in fact the software installed in the electronic board, if in its race the scraper
find an obstacle, preventing the progress in putting lock with alarm

It is easy to install

It is easy to use thanks to a clear readable display

Very low energy consumption and low cost of usage: 0.76 kW

Has a computer control for maximum safety

It has a timer for programming up to 24 departures daily

Requires low maintenance

Advantages over conventional scrapers:


-

The frequent passages of scraper, up to once an hour, give a fast dry clean alley;

The hooves of animals are cleaner and so the cubicles will be less dirty and drier while reducing maintenance costs;

Presence in the lane less liquid, especially urine, reduces the concentration of ammonia in the barn with obvious benefits
for animals and workers.

The scraper Agricow are manufacture in two versions:


-

for plane aisle surface without channel guide

for aisle with channel guide (cm 4 x 4)

The Agricow scraper can be installed for both single-lane or dual lanes.
The motor unit, built to operate 380 V / 50 Hz, through a simple modification is able to operate at 220 V (three phase).
For the traction may be used a special Nylon braided rope high tenacity 18 mm, or a galvanized steel wire rope 10 mm.
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scrapers unit

SCRAPERS UNIT SINGLE - LANE


Floor plans scraper
single lane

PULLEY
MOTOR

CUBICLES

CUBICLES

race fine

race
fine

MOTOR

MANURE
PIT

PULLEY

Installation
EXAMPLE 1

top view

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

10

PULLEY
MOTOR
HIGH TENSILE WIRE
HEAD OF THE LANE
AGRICOW RUBBER MAT
TAIL OF THE LANE
SCRAPER
CUBICLES WITH AGRICOW MATTRESSES
MANURE PIT
SHELF

Installation
SOME TIPS 1

1
2
3

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MOTOR BASAMENT
PULLET BASAMENT
SUPPORT SHELVES

SCRAPERS UNIT DOUBLE LANE


Floor plans scraper
double lane

PULLEY

CUBICLES

CUBICLES

PULLEY

race
fine

race
fine

MANURE PIT

MOTOR
PULLEY

PULLEY

Installation
EXAMPLE 2

1
2
3
4
5

PULLEY
FRONT MOTOR
BACK MOTOR
LIMIT SWITCH
CUBICLES WITH AGRICOW MATTRESSES

Installation
SOME TIPS 2
The basis upon which the engine must be at
least 1500 x 800 x 20 cm.
If positioned separate from the engine,
the size of the base of the pulley should be at
least 40 x 40 cm.
There should be a slight inclination of the
concrete base (1 / 2 cm. In less than height to
channel sewage).

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scrapers unit

SCRAPERS UNIT DETAILS


Installation
SOME DETAILS

2
3
4
5

FLOORING LIGHT
DOWN TO ALLOW DISCHARGE
SEWAGE HELD BY THE ROPE
PLACEMENT OF LIMIT SWITCH
PULLEY NOT IN LINE WITH THE ENGINE
CENTRAL BEAM
SHELF WITH GUIDE
OF THE TIMON SCRAPER

Installation
SOME DETAILS

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MAGNETIC RACE FINE


LIMIT SWITCH WITH
ANCHORAGE BRACKET

WIRE GALVANIZED METAL

HIGH TENSILE ROPE WOVEN

ELECTRICAL PANEL

PULLEY

UP MOTOR

DOWN MOTOR

ROTARY BRUSHES

A cow clean and well taken care contributes to greater health of the herd.
Agricow rotating brushes are designed to improve the health of the cow, the comfort
and welfare.
They are produced internally in our factories with stringent testing and quality control.
They can be supplied with 220v or 110v motors in different colors.
The hourglass-shaped rolls ensure the correct ergonomic pressure and grip on the animal.
They start to rotate on contact, due to the software applied and developed, the brush start
alternating their departure at once in the right once in left.
This allows for less wear and deformation of the bristles, while retaining their hardness long.
The speed of rotation is designed to make a friendly location for the cows.

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PPL polymer bristles have the right length and hardness to stimulate the blood circulation while
helping to keep the cows clean and quiet with a nice massage.
The inverter with automatic locking in the case of forced stop making them safe and unique, as
well as sensors overvoltage, under voltage or rise in temperature regulate the proper functioning
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Electronic board

Detail of the polymer bristles PPL

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rotary brushes

ROTARY BRUSHES

A real revolution in the care of the cow


and for his comfort.
It is scientifically established that healthy cows produce more milk and with a AGRICOWS brush
sure the cows have the best possible conditions of comfort.
They are delivered pre-assembled to facilitate installation with a useful instructions manual.

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AGRICOWS brushes are easy to clean with high pressure water jet or cleaners, and this facilitates
good hygiene in the stable.

The brushes Agricow:


-

They give the most comfort for the cow

Removes parasites, old hair and skin scales

Easy to install on wall or on a post

Low on energy consumption

Easy to clean

Suitable for 50 to 60 cows

Promoting cow traffic

Increase animal health and welfare

Increase the performance of your herd

Reduce veterinary cost

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ROTARY BRUSHES
Single Cowbrush
Particular relevance
to massage and clean the backs of cows.
DIMENSION: 50x100cm
WEIGHT: 75Kg
POWER: 0,5Cv
MOTOR: 220volt - 50/60hz 110volt - 50/60hz
POWER CONSUMPTION: 0,37Kw
COLOURS: yellow, green, blue, orange, red (other colours on demand)

Double Cowbrush
Polyvalent model, massages at the same time
side and back of the cow.
DIMENSION: 50x80cm + 50x60cm
WEIGHT: 130Kg
POWER: 2x0,5Cv
MOTOR: 2x220volt - 50/60Hz 2x110volt - 50/60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION: 0,74Kw
COLOURS: yellow, green

Pendular Cowbrush
Particularly suitable model for its adaptability
forms of the animal.
DIMENSION: 50x100cm
WEIGHT: 80Kg
POWER: 0,5Cv
MOTOR: 220volt - 50/60hz 110volt - 50/60hz
POWER CONSUMPTION: 0,37Kw
COLOURS: yellow, green, blue, orange, red (other colours on demand)
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rotary brushes

ROTARY BRUSHES

AGRICOW owns the Italian patent No. 1360795 of May 19, 2009 (presented with request
BS2005A000032 on March 11, 2005) relating to "Apparatus for brushing
cattle" and the equivalent European patent No. 1665927 of 23.01.2006 valid in the states
members of the European Patent Convention.
The patent states that the oscillating brush AGRICOW is equipped with two locks that prevent
the same to rotate freely.
This is fundamental to massage the skin as it is carried on the back the correct pressure on the
animal, as opposed to brushes of competitors ranging freely in all directions, with bumps that
create pain and annoy the animal.

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The generous dimensions of the rolls 50x100 cm ensure a thorough and careful cleaning.
A study conducted in USA Universities shows that dairy cows through the use of the brush give
greater milk production and fewer cases of clinical mastitis.
The research team concluded that the cows using the brush showed a significant increase in milk
production up to 1 kg per day.

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The installation of the brush immediately showed a high appreciation of cows.


The staff of the research team has immediately noticed the frequent and intense use of the brush
by the animals and the desire to use it.
Another important observation is the significant reduction in clinical mastitis (over 30%) between
cows and other cows that did not use the brush.
According to the investment made, the brush pays for itself quickly with the entry
profit derived from a combination of increased milk production and reduction
costs through the prevention of mastitis.
In addition, the brush maintains herd clean and active, calm and balanced.
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CLAW TREATMENT CRUSH MOTORIZED

CRUSH MOTORIZED
4 Motor - 220 V
Length

2,05 mt.

Height

1,20 mt.

Width

1,90 mt.

Weight

450 kg.

The most recent result of constant research and development is the Agricow
advanced motorized claw treatment crush with 4 motors for all the legs of the cow,
to ensure greater comfort and safety both the animal and the operator.
The size of the machine, the ground cover with a rubber mat specifically designed,
have been amended to provide greater comfort and tranquility in the animal
operations.
It is manufacture internally in our factory in galvanized steel.
With the AGRICOWS motorized Crush you can complete a treatment every 5 minutes.
The cows do not have time to move, shake and kicking.
Bulky parts have been moved for greater ease of movement of the animal.
Front bumper has been made on the opening for operator safety and a new
system of opening and closing very fast and easy.
Very easy then, management ok the knees, whose angles were studied for
natural movement, especially in order to avoid injuries to hocks, tendons and ligaments.
The ergonomics of the machine has been optimized, then, to offer the best performance for different
sizes of animals, from bigger to smaller, like the possibility to adjust the rear roller.

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For this reason, the lifting of the struts is crucial to managing the operations on the limb without
effort and suffering.
The animal is placed on the front and does not in any way the power situation of the hind legs.
The development of the crush was made possible thanks the collaboration of a group of farriers
operating in Lombardy: Mauro Castagnola, Angelo Rossetti and Ivano Chiti.
For this, we thank finally the company of brothers Chiappini Farm Bonny in Ghedi (Brescia), for
the active cooperation especially with the availability of their best cows.
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claw treatment crush

CLAW TREATMENT MANUAL CRUSH

MANUAL CRUSH
Length

2,05 mt.

Height

1,20 mt.

Width

1,90 mt.

Weight

180 kg.

The AGRICOWS Crush is composed by:


- Containment cage door lock with anti-suffocation
- Rack for locking the front of the animal
- Attacks on three points

RATCHET FOR
MANUAL CRUSH

- Accessories containment:
- Winch with strap to support the ventral
- Winch for lifting of the hind limbs

Accessory helpful in better


movement of the shin of veal

- Support for forelimbs


- The entire surface is covered with rubber mat
- Equipped with anti-tilt system

Practical system for handling wheels

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STEEL FACILITIES PREFABRICATED

Agricow has high expertise in the design of steel structures, performing


calculations in accordance with the regulations.
We are able to made standard structures and warehouses to size with the use of
quality raw materials, check with consulting and engineering for livestock preliminary
assessments and the choice of appropriate solutions.
Perform preliminary and final designs with our highly technical staff qualified and
equipped with the latest technologies appropriate for the development of calculation
reports and drawings.

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steel facilities prefabricated

STEEL FACILITIES PREFABRICATED

The main prefabricated steel


structures are:
-

Tubulars for cattle cubicles, designed for better animal welfare

Tubulars for cattle panels anti-strangulation for cows and calves


with tubular galvanized 2 "

Self-supporting structures

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DRINKERS

Availability of water
-

The dairy cows need at least 1.5 / 2 liters of water per liter of milk produced

The amount increases as the diet is rich in proteins, salts and SS

With increase in temperature increases the water intake from 64 to 10 C will change
to 106 when it exceeds the 40 C (NRC, 1981)

When the temperature rises in the absence of adequate sources of water reduces the ingestion of SS
therefore falls milk production.

Here we see that positive change is that the ingestion of milk production as a function of increased availability of drinkers
(correlation between water and prod. milk r = 0.94; correlation between water intake and SS r = 0.96)

Ingestion (kg ss)


Milk production (kg ss)
Milk fat (%)
Milk protein (%)

n. & dimension
of drinker

How can stimulate a cow to drink more?


-

I have to ensure a sufficient number of drinkers: so for every animal there must be 10 cm of drinking water place per head

Water troughs should be 30/35 cm deep, with a range of at least 10 l / min. (optimum 13)

Drinkers must be clean, and positioned in the shade in places easily accessible by the animals

There should be no more than 30 animals per drinker


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drinkers

DRINKERS

DRINKERS DIMENSIONS

MEASURES

Wall tipper drinker of 45 L.

100 cm.

Wall tipper drinker of 90 L.

150 cm.

Wall tipper drinker of 135 L.

200 cm.

Fix drinker of 100 L.

140 cm.

Fix drinker of 130 L.

190 cm.

Fix drinker of 160 L.

230 cm.

Floor tipper drinker of 45 L.

100 cm.

Floor tipper drinker of 90 L.

150 cm

Floor tipper drinker of 135 L.

200 cm.

Heat insulated drinker of 150 L.

230 cm.

Footbath

200 x 90 x 15 cm.

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IMAGE

VENTILATOR MAXIfan

The fresh air is the key to proper ventilation and comfort.


For optimum ventilation, fresh air should enter into the stable, and easily replace
contaminated air. The replacement must be done without current.
Clean air is not contaminated lowers the chance of disease.
The AGRICOWS destratificators move large quantities of air with a low power supply
(0.37 to 0.75 kW).
More performances are achievable with the use of an inverter.
AGRICOWS destratificators have a very low noise level, due to the result of the advanced construction
technology. The installation of the fun does not present particularly difficulties.
The fun creates a soft air supply from above and covers the whole range (about 4 times the length of singleblade) to cover evenly, giving good results even in low sheds.
The recycling of the air keep the flies away.
It is suggested to install the fun in the stables at least 4.50 meters tall.
They are equipped with electronic control panel THI.
Connecting the MAXI fun to the inverter, this regulates the fan speed
rotation as a function of temperature and humidity needed.
The wide range of AGRICOWS funs is able to meet the needs of all farmers.
The fans are available from a minimum of 4 mt to a maximum of 7 mt of diameter.

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Control panels

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ventilator MAXIfan

VENTILATOR MAXIfan

Maxi fun Gives the best performance also


in large environments such as
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Barns

Milking parlors

Piggeries

Poultry farms

Workplaces

TECHNICAL DATA
Prodoct Description

Code
Article

TECHNICAL DATA

WEIGHT (Kg)

FLOW
m 3/h

Blades (cm)

N Blades

KW

Motor

Blades

Weight Tot.

VS1903

190

0,55

VS4005

400

0,75

40,0

10,0

50,0

150.000

VS5005

500

1,1

41,0

12,0

53,0

200.000

VS6005

600

1,5

50,0

15

65

250.000

VS7005

700

1,5

50,0

20

70

300.000

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TUNNEL BASIC

Basic Tunnel is a retractable coverage system,


it consists of a structure built with:
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a cover in polyester fabric with double sited PVC covering,


not easily flammable and UV resistant

framework in galvanized 21/2 pipes arches.


It is assembled with special clamps. The frame can be extended on
any length, with predetermined intervals (1,60 2,00 mt)

can be fixed to the ground with special ground anchors,


adjusted for any type of ground.

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Fixing anchor

Fixing of impermeable cover

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tunnel basic

TUNNEL BASIC

STRUCTURE BASIC MODEL 6,20 mt.

TUNNEL BASIC 6,20 mt.


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Width

6,20 mt.

Height

4,50 mt.

Space between modulo

2,00 mt.
STRUCTURE BASIC MODEL 9,20 mt.

TUNNEL BASIC 9,20 mt.


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Width

9,20 mt.

Height

4,80 mt.

Space between modulo

2,00 mt.

TUNNEL BASIC 12,00 mt.

STRUCTURE BASIC MODEL 12,00 mt.

Width

12,00 mt.

Height

5,90 mt.

Space between modulo

1,60 mt.
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FOOT BRUSH

The disease that has the greatest impact on the lameness of the skin, clinical and subclinical, is the Digital Dermatitis (DD)
in the erosion, and interdigital dermatitis (ID), distributed almost uniformly in cows, but especially in their early 60 days of
lactation.
This disease worldwide, of the entire breech to this day remains the major cause of costly economic losses, directly or indirectly;
reduce the performance of dairy herds.
The factor that influence these diseases is the primitive organic pollution of the foot, given mainly by manure in addition to
act as reservoir of pathogens, become a physical barrier to the action of disinfectants, also diluted in the same, it will cause
a lowering of effective concentrations, requiring frequent replenishment and replacement of solutions, with increased volumes
of water, disinfectants principles, work, and globally costs in the management of podal bathrooms.
Inspired by the fight the complex problem of dermatitis, from this radical phase, it is assumed that: by adopting a new concept
of tub baths for breech allowing cleaning of the foot and the limbs by brushing soaks, smoothly, fast, continuous, with low
volumes of water and work, the bath brushes counter-rotating, which security protocols to improve the bathrooms with tubs
podal traditional.
Through the use of foot-washing, the percentage of cows suffering from dermatitis (% ZDD) decreased
on average of 15.69%.
In addition it was found a significant reduction in the cost of cleaning el 'hoof health (-32%).
The cost of specific drug therapies underwent an interesting decrease (-8%).
These improvements have also resulted in reducing the amount of discarded milk (-6%) in the total milk delivered.
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foot brush

FOOT BRUSH

Specifications:
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Dimensions (single tank) mt. 1 x mt. 2

Central body with brush and hydraulic motor

Second full bath with central hydraulic power

Engine: 380 V or 220 V

Power: 3 Hp

Weight: 870 kg zinc, 800 kg steel

Body 1: with grill

Body 3: with rubber mat

Each system is equipped with corridor

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TUCHEL

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Tuchel is the ideal tool presented by Agricow by cleaning


and sanitation of the stall.
In line with our philosophy of cow comfort, the use of
Tuchel ensures a better cow health.

MODELS:
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Spreader machine with auto coverage


with sweeping under the spreader
145 cm width - capacity 0.6 m3

Spreader machine with side brush


and / or sweeping under the spreader
145 cm width - capacity 0.6 m3

Machine-scatter feed
stored on both sides with cleaning system behind the camera
Width 110 cm

Machine sweeper dirt-collecting tank


hydraulically emptied and lateral hydraulic
Width 120 cm
Features 400 mm '5f 100% PP bristles
Side Broom - dial. 100% PP bristles
Machine weight 642 Kg

Rotary radial brush with dirt collecting tank


Hydraulically emptied
400 mm Width
Composition 100% PP bristles

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machines for the treatment of stable

DRAGON

The Dragon is the car loader, thanks to hydraulic tailgate allows you
to load the product quickly. Dragon distributes evenly: sawdust,
chopped straw and pelleted straw.
Installed on the front wheel or telescopic the loading became
even easier.
Depending on the settings you can vary the amount of product and launched,
as needed.
Dragon has a bilateral discharge that permits to
download both sides.
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Useful for those who are blind lane or lane spaces where you can not
do maneuvers

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CALF HUTCHES

The health of your calf is the future of your barn


Calf hutches combine the natural benefits of outdoor calf-rearing with a shelter which provides optimum living
conditions whatever the weather.

Healthy Calves Farmers changing to Calf-Tel calf hutches find they:

Virtually eliminate pneumonia, scours and other diseases


Improve mortality rates
Reduce drug use and vets bills
Produce well-grown, healthy and profitable calves

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Calf-Tel hutches provide living conditions which are:

Clean, dry, well ventilated and draught free. The hutch has unique ridge top vents front and back
and a fully adjustable hinged rear vent.
A moderate temperature all year with low humidity. The hutch is completely opaque keeping
calves cool even in full sunlight.
Spacious to give plenty of protection and room for exercise.

The hutches provide an immediate, flexible solution to calf housing:

New fully opening, easy access rear bedding door for quick and easy bedding up
Easy to manage and move
Hygienic and easy to clean
Require no planning permission
Reduce straw usage
Quick and accurate assessment of calf health

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A Good Investment

Calf-Tel hutches wont crack or delaminate, due to our unique material and
manufacturing processes.
The original Calf-Tel hutches are still in use after 29 years, with over 350,000
Calf-Tel hutches in use worldwide.
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calf hutches

CALF HUTCHES

We have two hutches in our range:


The Calf-Tel Pro
For outdoor feeding
Optional fence mounted feedsaver and 2 buckets protects the feed from weather
and the birds
Rear access bedding door
7'3"(2.2m) long x 4'(1.22m) wide

The Calf-Tel Multimax


We recommend that calves are moved into Multimax hutches after weaning
in groups of 4 or 5 until they are 4 or 5 months old.
Farmers also use Multimax hutches successfully for groups of pre-weaned calves
or a smaller number of older calves.
The Multimax hutches can be fenced individually; o they can also be fenced
in a group.
Multimax hutches provide a draught free, weatherproof shelter for other
animals too.
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NICOSIL COVER SYSTEM

NICOSIL: seal your trench.


It 's the system essential for a correct hermetic closure
for your silage.
Nicosil is the integrated system: network coverage - bags, which improves the quality of your
silage.
The polypropylene fabric is treated to resist ultraviolet rays providing a longer durability.
Nicosil is composed of a sturdy fabric and mesh bags filled with fine gravel round
or sand, allows the complete replacement of tires, earth, gravel or other material
which until now have used to coat the fabric of your trench.
Shade the top of your silage and is treated to resist UV rays.
Especially in the summer high temperatures cause evaporation of water in the upper layers silage
making the environment more dry and porous, and therefore more permeable, with all adverse
effects on forage quality.
Ensure a good seal at the entrance of the air, preserving your silage by the formation
of "hat" to avoid significant losses of product.
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Bag filled with fine gravel round or sand

NICOSIL cover system

NICOSIL COVER SYSTEM

Nicosil is a clean system, it is environmentally

Nicosil is a system of fast and secure trenches covering


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Allows a considerable saving of work whether is being covered the


silo or when is in its opening phase

The fabric that is laying on the canvas of the trench is guaranteed


against the damage caused by birds, dogs, cats, hail
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The bags filled with sand to be used along the perimeter the trench
and cross strips every 4 to 5 meters

The fabric Nicosil is customizable according to the measurements of


the trench and ranges from 9 to 25 meters wide.
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AGRISANEX

AGRISANEX is recognized for its precious quality sanitizing


and its non-toxicity to animals.
AGRISANEX IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST:
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BACTERIA, BECAUSE CONTAINS QUATERNARY AMMONIUM SALTS

VIRUS

MUSHROOMS

PARASITES

AMMONIA

HUMIDITY

FLY LARVAE

Is suitable for cleaning AGRICOWS mattresses and not worsen the top cover
SOLD IN BAGS 10 KG
Feeding Recommendation: 50/100 gr. berth for a week
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Pelizzari (CR - Italy)


600 BABY mattresses

Farm Tone Zeajnar Postojna (SLO)


300 ECO-LATEX, scraper unit of 100 m. and rubber mat

Farm (DK)
400 BABY mattresses, scraper unit and rubber mat

Granja (ES)
ECO-LATEX and rubber mat

Farm Cioli (BS - Italy)


440 ECO-LATEX, 2000 mq. of rubber mat, 8 rotary brush and scraper unit

Brustaferri (BS - Italy)


720 BABY mattresses, 2400 mq. of rubber mat and scraper unit of 150 m

Impressions from
practice
Animal welfare, animal health, environment and economy in animal husbandry
dairy are much more compatible than they often appear.
This is what we believe with our everyday experience, constructive and sustained in
comparison with experts, professionals and farmers.
The experiences of today are the springboard to the breeding of dairy cows sustainable.
Our future challenge will be to demonstrate how this can be possible.

your cow comfort specialist


AGRICOW International S.r.l.
Via Caduti del Lavoro, 88 Localit Cervo - 25013 Carpenedolo (BS) ITALY - Tel +39 030 9965943 - Fax +39 030 9983270
www.agricow.com info@agricow.com