Sandman implements are designed to fit onto existing farm equipment saving you money. And, all products are built in the USA for heavy duty farm use. The Sandman, and all of our implements, are designed and engineered by folks who understand the dairy farm business. The implements are tested on live, working dairy frams, and incremental quality imporvements over the years has resulted in an efficient, effective, farm-tough tool to rake and manage free stall bedding. Our implements are designed to cut time and labor costs from scheduled chores. The management tools will increases cow comfort promoting higher milk yields, and creates cleaner, dryer, and properly slopped cow beds to minimize bacteria growth.
Sandman is designed to aerate, slope and groom dairy cow free stall beds in one step without the drudgery of hand raking. Grooming the dairy bed while automatically applying a slope raises the bed slightly to imporve cow comfort so she can lay with her head slightly higher, the same way she would in a pasture. This slight rise also promotes milk production, which could lead to a higher milk yield.
The areated bed allows the bedding to dry. Some farmers have reduced SCC due to the areated sand bedding, which allows for the sand to dry faster between uses. Famers using the Sandman achieve a ROI in very short order by receiving milk premiums due to lower SCC. You can check out some of the testimonials by following this link. You too can reach the goals that other dairy farmers have achieved.
Sandman is designed to aerate, slope and groom dairy cow free stall beds in one step without the drudgery of hand raking. Grooming the dairy bed is done at a walking pace allowing for quick preparation of the stalls.
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Nigel B. Cook BSc BVSc Cert. CHP DBR Dip. ECBHM MRCVS
“Two thirds of the dairy herds in Wisconsin currently use sand bedding and its use carries great advantages for the cow and the farmer, with improved lameness rates, lower cull rates and increased milk production over other bedding surfaces. Managing the sand can be challenging as it is important to maintain sand fill. The Superior Attachments sandman groomer is the best device we have seen for redistributing the piled sand from beneath the divider loops and aerating and drying the sand. We also recommend that deep sand beds are cleaned out completely every 6-12 months as the bedding becomes contaminated with milk, urine and manure. The bedding extractor is a great tool to accomplish this time consuming task efficiently and effectively to maintain lower clinical mastitis rates and high standards of udder health."
“By using the Sandman our somatic cell count has dropped 40,000 and as a result we are seeing 5 to 10 cents more for our milk premiums. It also greatly helps reduce our clinical mastitis cases. We also like the way it eliminates the ridges between stalls.”
Number of cows: 280
Rolling herd average: 31,700
Somatic Cell Count: 115
Stoney Acres Farms
“We know the sand bedding is best for our cows, but it was hard to get employees to rake all the stalls. Now all stalls get raked EVERY DAY without constant supervision. Sandman eliminates one of the most difficult chores on the farm and lowers employee turnover. With the Sandman, employees enjoy raking the stalls. The sand is now drier and smoother. My somatic cell count is down and I see fewer cases of mastitis. Cow comfort is a very important part of this industry. With the Sandman on the job my cows are healthier, more comfortable and produce more milk. Cows that have a lower somatic cell count give more milk. Comfortable stalls invite cows to bed down sooner. The Sandman gets the job done. It’s one of the best pieces of equipment I have on the farm.”
Number of cows: 270
Rolling herd average: 29,600
Somatic Cell Count: 100
“We are currently using the Sandman three times a week and the Bedding Extractor every six months. Prior to using the Sandman and Bedding Extractor we were having 3-4 fatal cases of mastitis every 6 weeks. As a result of using these tools our fatal rate is 0-1 every 6 weeks. The way the Sandman slopes and aerates the sand it has also increased our cow comfort and lowered our somatic cell count.”
Number of cows: 500
“The Sandman helps maintain stall usage and stall efficiency. Because it pushes sand uphill it helps with the way the cow lays down. It is very helpful for cow drainage. The cows always have a very even and comfort place to lie down.”
Number of cows: 1000
Rolling herd average: 30,200
Somatic Cell Count: 160
“The advantages we have seen with the Sandman are:
In summary, the Sandman is tool every dairyman should consider when thinking about total cow comfort.”
Superior Attachments, Inc. products remove the back breaking labor associated with free stall bed raking, cow mat cleaning and free stall bedding replacement.
These products will decrease SSC, decrease labor, and increase herd averages for dairy farmers using sand bedding.
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