Trailer built for easy fresh cow travel

August 25, 2010 Handy Hint

Trailer built for easy fresh cow travel

Fresh cows are ferried back to the milking string with this low-rider trailer. Designed by Lorin Berge, Valders, Wis., the tractor-drawn unit is built with horizontal bars that eliminate any sense of stepping into a dark space.

The low-slung trailer tips down so the bovines simply walk on. “It’s important that, when cows have just calved or have mobility issues, we’re not making them take a big step up,” Loren notes.

Carole Curtis, Wisconsin