This is a two-stall breeding box used at Upland Colony.
A cloth grazes the top of the cow's back to keep the breeding box dark and to keep her from seeing what's behind her.
A cow walks into this breeding box where a hydraulic bar drops down from behind, holding her securely in place.
The breeding box lines up in front of the hydraulic chute.
Once bred, the cows are released into a holding area. When all 120 cows are bred, they will be paired back up and taken to pasture.
The cows move through the corral toward the breeding box up ahead.
Once bred, the cow quietly walks out of the dark breeding box into the sunlight.
Upland Colony, located near Mitchell, SD, utilizes a double barrel breeding box to reduce stress when artificially inseminating cows.
Animals should be treated just like how a human being is treated. Animals have feelings too and have emotional and psychological needs too. Therefore the idea of the double barrel breeding boxes is really efficient and is bound to help the animals perform better in a more conducive environment. Not only will the animals benefit from this setup, but the farmers will too when their animals produce higher quality products.
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