Rump Strap for Dairy Cow Stops Switching of Tail (Dec, 1950)

Rump Strap for Dairy Cow Stops Switching of Tail
Even though the barn is thoroughly sprayed twice daily to eliminate flies, dairy cows accustomed to switching their tails during the day in order to keep off the pests frequently continue this habit during milking. To prevent it, one dairyman attaches a loop of rope or webbing to the milking-machine strap and places the loop in the position pictured to keep “Bossy’s” switching tail under control.

2 comments
  1. Stannous says: September 16, 20067:40 pm

    “How to really annoy your cow”

  2. Canaduck says: February 27, 20091:13 am

    That’s really interesting! What they typically do now is cut the tails off:

    http://liberationbc.org…

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