Cowhouse International develops its products by carefully studying cow behaviour. We use the natural environment of cows as a template to make structural improvements to their living and working environment. By replicating the natural living environment as closely as possible, we expect to extend the cow`s productive life by at least one lactation period on average. Assuming the cow reaches break-even point halfway through the second lactation period, this will double the cow’s contribution to your revenues. In other words, by optimising the quality of life, your cows will achieve a higher milk yield thanks to increased milk production and better health. Via a network of carefully selected distributors, our products are supplied to leading dairy farms throughout Europe and beyond.
Products from Cowhouse are designed and developed to reflect this ideal image. If it was up to the cow, she would choose a spacious barn, with plenty of room to move around, lie down and stand up easily. And, of course, with lots of fresh air and sufficient light.
By incorporating sophisticated techniques and concepts, Cowhouse can deliver and install a complete range of equipment for modern dairy farms. That's why at Cowhouse we really can say we: 'Care for cows'.
We observe how cows behave in the barn environment and perform extensive research into natural behaviour. When designing and trialling our products, we work closely with cattle farmers with different types of barn systems. The aim is to develop products that offer optimum comfort for both the cow and the farmer. This is very valuable input for Cowhouse. Practical trials on working farms give us insight into the needs of our customers.
Research and analysis
To properly define and identify cow comfort, and to further optimise it, Cowhouse's specialists make intensive use of time-lapse cameras. A time-lapse camera installed in a strategic position in the barn records images for 24-96 consecutive hours. These images are then played back at a higher speed. This data provides clear insight into the behaviour of your cows in the barn. When the images are analysed, particular attention is paid to the standing and lying behaviour patterns of the cow. If a number of cows remain standing in the cubicles, this may indicate that adjustments need to be made to the cubicle configuration. It may also be a sign of leg and hoof problems which are preventing the cows from lying down.
Why Cowhouse is the perfect partner
Day in, day out, we work on innovating, developing and optimising our products. We achieve this through our own research in cooperation with cattle farmers, universities and research institutes in the field of animal welfare.
It all starts with the cow
All our products have been developed to take cow welfare to a higher level. We look at everything from the cow's perspective to experience what she truly needs.
Passion for the dairy sector and knowledge in-house
We work with people with a passion for the agricultural sector and 'a click with cows'. They have wide experience and often have a background in dairy farming. We also work closely with external partners and cattle farmers.
Listening and delivering custom-made solutions
We are convinced that each barn requires a custom-made solution. We listen to your wishes and offer advice tailored to your specific situation. Short communication lines enable a rapid response and we value maintaining close, personal contact.
What does it have exactly
- CSL headlocks for more cowcomfort
- Wisconsin cubicles to ensure our cows have the space they need to enter, exit and rest comfortably
- New fencing for efficient routing and separation
- Well-being has increased, which has also improved the health of the cows considerably in a short time