August 25, 2010 Handy Hint

Trailer built for easy fresh cow travel

Fresh cows are ferried back to the milking string with this low-rider trailer. Designed by Lorin Berge, Valders, Wis., the tractor-drawn unit is built with horizontal bars that eliminate any sense of stepping into a dark space.

The low-slung trailer tips down so the bovines simply walk on. "It's important that, when cows have just calved or have mobility issues, we're not making them take a big step up," Loren notes.

Carole Curtis, Wisconsin