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Installation of Bracket CowBuddy | Installation of Hanging CowBuddy | Rope Installation | Product Warnings

 

 

Installation of Bracket CowBuddy

Fly Control System

          Congratulations on your purchase of the CowBuddy fly control system. We really appreciate your confidence in our product. You are going to benefit from years of increased profit, increased herd weight, and a decrease in the transfer of many disease organisms. Furthermore, your cattle are going to enjoy a reduction in stress, aggravation, distraction, torment, disruption of grazing pattern, and illness brought upon them by various annoying insects.

Installation (Bracket Design)

          To realize the best function of your new CowBuddy fly control system, the unit must be correctly installed. The unit should be mounted on two heavy wood corner posts, using 1/2" lag bolts and washers. The lag bolts will need pilot holes drilled into the wood posts at the proper locations. Longer lag bolts or machine bolts may be needed if the posts are partially deteriorated.

          The height of the unit may be adjusted for the size of the animals involved. The tallest animals should have at least 6" of vertical clearance to prevent possible injury to the animal or damage to the unit. A horizontal level should be used when installing the unit to insure that the liquid will be distributed evenly from one end of the liquid tray to the other.

          Additional bracing may be necessary with larger, more aggressive stock. Posts may be set in concrete, braced overhead, or braced in a lateral manner. Obviously, the unit is not designed to individually overcome the strength of a large bull.

          Fencing should be configured in a manner such that all cattle are compelled to walk under the unit several times per day to reach water and/or shade. You may consider allowing cattle several days to adapt to any new path before installing the CowBuddy on the posts.

Installation Diagram

 

Operation

          The operation of the CowBuddy fly control system is very simple. After correctly installing the unit, remove the tray cover, and fill the tray with one pint of an appropriate non-corrosive insecticide liquid (for example a Permectrin product) with a veterinarian grade mineral oil base. Then, replace the tray cover. To prevent irritation to the cattle hide and promote longer rope life, we do not recommend the use of diesel fuel. New derby ropes may require additional liquid during the course of the first day of use.

          Remember, you are ALWAYS legally responsible to carefully follow ALL directions and environmental guidelines with respect to the use of insecticides, the use of insecticides on animals (including withdrawal times), and the proper disposal of chemical containers.

Click here for more information on the use of insecticide on cattle.

Servicing the Liquid Tray

          The frequency of servicing the liquid tray with new material is not just a function of time and evaporation. It will also be affected by weather conditions and the number of cattle using the CowBuddy. An ordinary piece of paper may be pressed against the ropes to determine the presence of the insecticide liquid or you may want to try recharging the unit on a weekly basis during fly season. The unit may be recharged by adding one pint of liquid to the tray.

Maintenance

          The CowBuddy fly control system is an extremely durable piece of equipment, designed for many years of service. However, it was not design for use in corrosive environments, for the use of corrosive liquids, or excessive mechanical stress. Replacement rope sets, made of 5/8" fine braided rope, may be ordered from the manufacturer or your local dealer. In freezing weather, the ropes should be tied up or removed to prevent brittle damage. The life of the unit may also be extended by storing the unit indoors, when insects are relatively inactive in your region.

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Installation of Hanging CowBuddy

Fly Control System

          Congratulations on your purchase of the CowBuddy fly control system. We really appreciate your confidence in our product. You are going to benefit from years of increased profit, increased herd weight, and a decrease in the transfer of many disease organisms. Furthermore, your cattle are going to enjoy a reduction in stress, aggravation, distraction, torment, disruption of grazing pattern, and illness brought upon them by various annoying insects.

Installation (Hanging Design)

          To realize the best function of your new CowBuddy fly control system, the unit must be correctly installed. The unit should be suspended from a strong overhead beam, using heavy 5/16" chain or steel cable, which may be attached to the unit using 3/8" machine bolts, fender washers, and aircraft nuts. To accommodate larger herds, several units may be suspended in tandem across a wider opening.

          The height of the unit may be adjusted for the size of the animals involved. The tallest animals should have at least 6" of vertical clearance to prevent possible injury to the animal or damage to the unit. A horizontal level should be used when installing the unit to insure that the liquid will be distributed evenly from one end of the liquid tray to the other.

          Fencing should be configured in a manner such that all cattle are compelled to walk under the unit several times per day to reach water and/or shade. You may consider allowing cattle several days to adapt to any new path before installing the CowBuddy on the posts.

Single (above) or Tandem (below) Installation

Operation

          The operation of the CowBuddy fly control system is very simple. After correctly installing the unit, remove the tray cover, and fill the tray with one pint of an appropriate non-corrosive insecticide liquid (for example a Permectrin product) with a veterinarian grade mineral oil base. Then, replace the tray cover. To prevent irritation to the cattle hide and promote longer rope life, we do not recommend the use of diesel fuel. New derby ropes may require additional liquid during the course of the first day of use.

          Remember, you are ALWAYS legally responsible to carefully follow ALL directions and environmental guidelines with respect to the use of insecticides, the use of insecticides on animals (including withdrawal times), and the proper disposal of chemical containers.

Click here for more information on the use of insecticide on cattle.

Servicing the Liquid Tray

          The frequency of servicing the liquid tray with new material is not just a function of time and evaporation. It will also be affected by weather conditions and the number of cattle using the CowBuddy. An ordinary piece of paper may be pressed against the ropes to determine the presence of the insecticide liquid or you may want to try recharging the unit on a weekly basis during fly season. The unit may be recharged by adding one pint of liquid to the tray.

Maintenance

          The CowBuddy fly control system is an extremely durable piece of equipment, designed for many years of service. However, it was not design for use in corrosive environments, for the use of corrosive liquids, or excessive mechanical stress. Replacement rope sets, made of 5/8" fine braided rope, may be ordered from the manufacturer or your local dealer. In freezing weather, the ropes should be tied up or removed to prevent brittle damage. The life of the unit may also be extended by storing the unit indoors, when insects are relatively inactive in your region.

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We would appreciate hearing of your experience

with our product and we welcome new dealer inquires.

 

Please contact us at:

 

Southern Agritech LLC

Ken Campbell, General Manager

15864-129th Road

McAlpin, FL 32062

Telephone: 386-362-5214

Email: ken@kencampbell.net

 

2011 Ken Campbell

Copyright 2011 Ken Campbell