Use Cow Ankle Straps on Pipework

Ankle straps


Velcro ankle straps placed around long sections of pipework can be used to scrub the manure off when hosing out the dairy.  The straps stay in place permanently and a wipe up and down the pipe once is usually enough.

Long strips of synthetic backed velcro can be purchased from fabric / safety supply stores.  Ankle straps are sometimes supplied free with mastitis preparations.

Tips on Getting the Best Result

Keeping the pipe work wet with an occasional spray during milking will keep the muck soft.

Pros and Cons

Inexpensive solution to speed the cleaning up process.  Only suited to herringbone dairies.

Issues in Making it Happen


Ankle straps
  • Water Saving
  • Low
  • Cost
  • Low
  • Effort
  • Low