All Superior Attachments implements are designed to fit onto existing farm equipment—saving you money. And, all products are built right here in the USA for heavy duty farm use. The dairy bed management tools increase cow comfort promoting higher milk yields. And they create cleaner, dryer, and properly sloped cow beds to minimize bacteria growth.
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 comfortable 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.”
Our implements are designed to fit onto existing farm equipment saving you money. And, all products are built right here in the USA for heavy duty farm use. Implements are designed to cut time and labor costs from scheduled chores. The management tools increase cow comfort promoting higher milk yields, and create cleaner, dryer, and properly sloped cow beds to minimize bacteria growth.YouTube Videos
Our product removes the back breaking labor associated with free stall bed raking, cow mat cleaning, and free stall bedding replacement. Works well with sawdust, sand, and digester solids. Mechanizing these chores decreases labor, decreases the time necessary to perform the chore and gets the cows back into the stalls faster. All of these benefits make doing the chore easier and will be done more often to promote better health benefits to the herd resulting in lower SCC.Documentation
Superior Attachments, Inc. is a company which grew from an old family business. Linsmeier Implement Inc., Superior Attachments Inc.’s sister company, is a third generation farm implement business. Click here to learn more.