Cleaning a cow properly will keep the animal feeling good. Here are some tips on how to clean a cow:
You can add a sprinkler in a pre-milking wash pen for multiple cows.
In this system, install sprinklers all along the pen you hold the cows before milking.
Concrete floor is recommended as it will keep the floor dry quickly and will avoid muddy area.
Scrubbing down a cow
First thing to do is to secure a cow outside with a rope tied to the collar for cleaning a cow in this system.
Ensure the cow cannot walk in circles or get tangled by the rope.
Try to clean the cow during warm day as cows do not like cold water.
Use a comb or brush to clean out the loose hair and dirt.
Start to brush the cow on dirty areas including the stomach and legs.
Follow the grain of the hair so that they are not agitated.
Hose the cows from top to bottom before brushing.
Scrub the cow
Use scrub brush and scrub the cow down thoroughly.
Scrub brush is good for scrubbing out the dirt.
Brush straight down from top to bottom when you are done scrubbing.
Rinse and dry the cow
Rinse the cow with clean water.
Spray the cow down with water starting from back of head.
Run your hand down the cow to ensure that the cow is no longer soapy.
After cleaning, you can let the cow air dry in the sun.