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Buy cattle clipper for cattle shearing at Agrarzone
In spring and autumn, cattle change their hair. Many farmers ask themselves the question: Do I have to shear my cattle and if so, how do I shear the cattle in a species-appropriate manner? On this page you will find the right clipper for cattle as well as useful information about cutting cattle. Should you require any further articles on the subject of cattle breeding, please feel free to browse through our large range of products in our Agrarzone-Shop.
Overview of this page:
- You should keep this in mind when buying a cattle clipper
- Do you have to shear cattle at all?
- How do I shear cattle properly? - The perfect shearing in just 3 steps!
- Cow tail cutting with the TailWell 2 trimmer
- Cowfitting - Auction Shearing & Show Shearing
- Practical products for cattle farming
You should keep this in mind when buying a cattle clipper
There are many different reasons why a cattle is shorn. No matter whether it is a care program for the protection of the animal or as a cow fitter for trimming show animals - the correct selection of the clipper is particularly important. At Agrarzone you will find a large selection of professional cattle clippers and clipper accessories to shear cattle efficiently and appropriately.
To find the right shearing machine, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Full or detailed shearing: If you shear the entire cattle or larger parts of the cattle, you should choose a medium to strong cattle clipper. Powerful cattle cutter machines such as Aesculap cordless clipper Econom CL Fitter or Aesculap clipper Econom II are excellent for this. Use the clipper mainly for detailed work or shear sensitive parts of the body, so handy clippers such as Aesculap cattle clipper Bonum completely sufficient.
Performance: If you shear several cattle in a row, you should use a powerful cattle clipper with a high pulling power like Kerbl cattle clipper Constanta4, Heiniger XPERIENCE clipper or Wahl Fusion clipper.
Battery or mains operation: Depending on the conditions at the operating location of the cattle clipper, a wired cow clipper or a cordless clipper is the better option.
Cutting the cow tail: With the TailWell Power Tail Trimmer the tail cutting and the cow tail cutting can be done within a few seconds. The professional trimmer was developed to facilitate the tedious work of cow tail hair cutting in dairy cows. Even if the tail is very dirty, no pre-cutting is necessary!
Handling: As a rule, cow clippers with a plastic housing are lighter and less expensive than those with a metal housing. Non-slip housings and hand straps provide help when working. Most models with their slim and ergonomically shaped housing ensure fatigue-free working and comfortable one-hand operation.
Weight: Pay attention to the weight of the cow clipper. The lighter the clipper, the less tired your arms will be.
- Noise sensitivity: For noise-sensitive animals, a quiet and low-vibration clipper is more pleasant like Aesculap cattle clipper Bonum.
Do you have to shear cattle at all?
The cattle have to change their fur twice a year. The short summer fur turns into a dense winter fur in late autumn. Whether the cattle has to be shaved depends on whether it is regularly kept outside in the cold season or in a cold stable / open stable or whether it is housed in "correct" cattle stalls during this time.
If the cattle are kept in the cattle shed during the cold months, they should be shorn. The thick fur and the heat in the stable cause the cattle to sweat profusely. The sweat gets dirty faster and provides an ideal target for insects and diseases. Shearing cattle is not only good grooming, it also facilitates fur hygiene, reduces lice and mites and other skin diseases.
If the cattle are regularly kept outside or in a cold stable during the cold season, the animal does not need to be shorn. The winter fur naturally protects cattle living in the cold from wind, moisture and cooling.
How do I shear cattle properly? - The perfect shearing in just 3 steps!
1. The preparation - What do I need to shear the cattle?
Preparing to shear the cattle is at least as important as the shearing process itself. With the right preparation you save time, protect your equipment and can shear the cattle without problems and complications.
What you need for the cattle shearing:
Cattle Clipper - The right clipper for your cattle
Clipping Blade - A clean and polished cutting set is half the battle
Clean-Spray & Cool-Spray - This keeps your cutting set clean, sharp and cool
Clipper Oil - Promotes the life of your cattle clipper
Cow shampoo - a nourishing shampoo loosens stuck dirt before the care program
Cow Brush - For removing fur residues from the clipper & cleaning the fur
- Bovine Halter & Connection - So you can shear the cattle even in sensitive areas
2. Wash cattle
Washing forms the basis for shearing heavily soiled animals and also promotes the well-being of the cattle. A flat surface with a non-slip surface is the ideal washing place. Scattering sand can also help prevent the animal from sliding on the ground. In order to protect yourself and the cattle from dangerous situations, the cattle should be tied as short as possible with a cattle halter. When washing, the glued fur is best soaked with a hose or high-pressure cleaner and freed of stubborn dirt. When washing your head, cover your ears with your hand so that water cannot get inside your ears.
The Cow shampoo can be applied directly to the fur. Scrub the animal on the head and body with a hard Cow Brush. It is best to wipe the sensitive inside of the ears with a kitchen roll or a cloth. A wire brush will help you with dirty claws. Rinse the animal shampoo thoroughly and it is best to pull the water off with a soft brush or a harrow. Rub the animal dry with a cloth. It takes about 3 hours to fully dry the cattle.
Professional tip: In drafts or on colder days, cover your cattle to prevent cooling and colds. By feeding the cattle the metabolism is stimulated and the cattle dries faster.
3. Shear the cattle properly
Cattle are always shorn against the grain. Shearing against the grain ensures an even result and prevents injuries to the skin of the cattle. The best way to start with the cattle shear is with the body shear. With the cattle clipper you can cut along insensitive places (like belly, back, legs, etc.) without any problems.
Care should be taken when udder shearing so that the cattle are not injured. When shearing the udder, it should not be too full so that you can reach places of the udder that are difficult to reach. After the udder has been sheared, good udder care is important.
The head shearing in cattle is often a challenge. Many cattle are frightened by the noise made by the clipper - other cattle find it difficult to stand still on the spot. This is remedied by a so-called feeding fence, where the cattle is fastened on both sides with a cattle halter. So it has as little freedom of movement as possible for this short period of time.
In order not to expose the cattle to unnecessary stress, you should start with the head clipping with the clipping over the eye, as this usually calms the animals. You can also start from the side and cover the eyes with one hand. It is best to shear the area around the muzzle at the end.
Use a cattle clipper for ear clipping as small as possible to avoid injuring the cattle. After shaving the ears, do not forget to thoroughly clean the inside of the ears with a cloth or kitchen paper.
Cattle can generally be cut with a large cattle shearing machine such as Aesculap cordless clipper Econom CL Fitter or Aesculap clipper Econom II can be sheared from head to claws. In difficult parts of the body it is advisable to use a more compact cattle clipper like Aesculap cattle clipper Bonum.
Cow tail cutting with the TailWell 2 Power Tail Trimmer
Removing cow tail hair contaminated with feces and urine is important for optimal hygiene of livestock, milk and the milker. With the TailWell Power Tail Trimmer the tail cutting and the cow tail cutting is effortless. The professional trimmer was developed to facilitate the tedious work of cow tail hair cutting in dairy cows. Even if the tail is very dirty, no pre-cutting is necessary. The TailWell 2 works extremely quietly and only needs a few seconds per tail - ideal also during the milking process!
Cowfitting - Auction Shearing & Show Shearing
Nowadays, professionals are mostly at work with cow fitting. From shaving to finishing to demonstration - everything has to be perfect at the cow auction! The styling of the cow requires a lot of experience and a trained eye to find the weaknesses and get the best out of the animal.
The cow's back line is straightened. The so-called topline makes the animal look even bigger, longer, deeper and sharper. The tail is shaved short, but the tassel must not be sheared. When shearing the udder, you should make sure that the udder is not too full and that the cow is not injured. Cutting lengths of 0.1 mm - 0.5 mm help shave all hard-to-reach areas and create a better transition. If you try yourself as a "cow fitter", you will find real professional shearing machines in all price ranges.
Practical products for cattle farming:
- Electric fence
- Obstetrician cow
- Calf rearing
- Calf Drinking Buckets & Suckers
- Milk Heater
- Calf hutch & igloo
- Cow blanket
- Udder Cleaning & Care
- Milking hygiene
- Milk Tubes & Filters
- Dairy Industry
- Suck Weaning
- Cattle Marker
- Veterinary Cattle Accessories
- Electric Prodder
- Bovine Halter & Connection
- Hoof & Claw Care Cattle
- Cow brush
- Cattle Feed & Dietetics
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