Red Cowcoons with Pasture Mat mattresses

Red Cowcoons with Pasture Mat mattresses

Nosey Jersey cow

Grey - camera view over cubicles

84inch cyclone fans, Somerset,

This is a 2009 built cubicle shed with C50 floor mounted cubicles, Pasture Mat mattresses and 20mm foam. These 84inch cyclone fans were installed in spring 2020. Awesome cow cooling!

Sand bedded cubicle unit with C50 cubicl

Beckside Dairy - 3D model

3D model for a new dairy and cow housing at Beckside Farm, Cumbria, UK. We started milking here in September 2019

New dairy under construction

New robotic dairy unit under construction. This is a green field site development for a grazing robotic unit.

Nosey cow

Just another happy customer.

11 year old Post Mounted C50 stalls

This unit was installed 11 years ago and is still working really well. Hard to beat the C50 stalls and sand beds.

DeLaval sample layout

2019 built milk robot unit

2019 built milk robot unit. This is a full tanked unit in Devon, UK. These are Pasture Mat mattresses with 30mm premium pad foam and poly pillow brisket barriers. The cubicles are red Cowcoons.

Aerial drone image - Regilbury Farm

This is a unit designed by CowPlan, and cows were introduced in October 2015. This new robotic dairy farm houses 166 dairy cows.

Comfortable cow housing

This is a 300 cow unit Ivor Davey helped design in 2012. This uses C50 floor mounted cubicles with Pasture Mat mattresses complete with 20mm foam layer. The cows are perfectly positioned with clean and easy to manage beds. This unit is fully tanked.

New dairy under construction

Close up of a new robotic dairy unit under construction.

Cyclone close up 55DD-max

Cyclone fans for cow sheds.

Comfy Jersey cows on Pasture Mats

Comfy Jersey cows on Pasture Mat mattresses. 2019 installed milk robot unit with flood wash passages.

Topcool cyclone fans

Air where your cows need it. Effective cow cooling!

AgriTubel Self locks with cows

These are 6m panels of Agritubel self locking feed barriers. These are offered by CowPlan.

Robotic Dairy Unit - 3D drawing render

Long - Troy Farm - comfy cow

Comfy cow in a Poly Tunnel covered unit. This is Post Mounted Cowcoons, with Pasture Mat mattresses, 30mm foam and pillow brisket barriers.

Vector feed kitchen - 3D drawing render

LED cow shed lighting

LED lighting in a UK cow shed. This is set for 200 lux LDLP.

Beckside rotary

New rotary designed by CowPlan for Beckside Farm - Cumbria, UK. Started milking September 2019

Ready for the cows - Impressive!

This was a 5 row barn designed by Ivor Davey, to perfectly fit a limited site. The building houses 250 cows and in 2014 had a daily production average of just over 50 litres of milk per cow. These are floor mounted Cowcoon stalls with Pasture Mat mattresses, 30mm foam and plastic pillow brisket barriers.

#comfycows

These are comfortable cows in a 2016 installed 4 milk robot unit. These use Wilson Agriculture Cowcoon cubicles, with Pasture Mat mattresses, 30mm foam and Poly Pillow brisket barriers.

300 cow dairy housing

This unit houses 300 cows and was constructed in 2013. Ivor Davey was heavily involved in the design and installed the C50 post mounted cubicles.

Milk robot unit for 360 cows

This is a unit for 360 cows, with 6 milk robots. These use the Pasture Mat mattresses, with 30mm foam layer and Cowcoon stalls.

Comfortable cows by CowPlan Ltd. UK.

Here you can see the amount of lunging space required to optimised freedom for the cows. These are 18ft (5.5m) double beds with the floor mounted C50 cubicles. Also we installed Pasture Mat mattresses and 20mm foam and plastic pillow brisket barriers.

Reviewing plans with customer

This is a proposed robotic grazing diary unit for 180 cows, with A,B,C grazing. Here we are reviewing the plans with a planning consultant CowPlan works with.

3D robot shed drawing - dairy end

3D drawing by CowPlan of a new robotic dairy unit for 120 cows. This is shown with Cowcoon cubicles and Pasture Mat mattresses.

Sand bed with comfortable cows

If the cows are measured and cubicles installed correctly we can position the cows to ensure the beds are as clean and easy to manage as possible.

Overview of Knott Oak Dairy robot unit

6 robot milk unit, complete with new silage clamps installed in UK in 2014.

Calving building - 3D render

Pasture Mat cow mattress options

This shows the under rubber crumb filled mattress, the Premium Pad foam layer and standard the top cover options.

55 cyclone fan installed in Cornwall

Ivor Davey - presenting to farmers

Ivor Davey (CowPlan) presenting to a group of farmers at a farm open day in 2016.

Robotic dairy unit with slats and robot scraper

These are comfortable cows in a 2016 installed 4 milk robot unit. These use Wilson Agriculture Cowcoon cubicles, with Pasture Mat mattresses, 30mm foam and Poly Pillow brisket barriers.

Site safety CDM

CowPlan can help ensure you adhere to all the CDM regulations necessary on any farm construction.

Benchmarking UK robot dairy unit

Meeting customers with the 4Dbarn team from Finland to offer robot bench marking.

Cowcoon cubicles with Pasture Mat mattresses, 30mm foam and PolyPillow

These are comfortable cows in a 2016 installed 4 milk robot unit. These use Wilson Agriculture Cowcoon cubicles, with Pasture Mat mattresses, 30mm foam and Poly Pillow brisket barriers.

DeLaval sample layout - 3D drawing

New dairy site under development

New 540 cow unit under construction with the rotary parlour building along side. Ivor Davey was key to the overall design and layout of the whole unit. This unit is due to have cows on site around summer 2015.

ZigZag rubber flooring

Here the Zig Zag rubber has been installed on all the floors. This will increase herd health and improve the overall foot conditions of cows.

Cyclone Fan

Cyclone fans = Great ventilation fans - 7ft with fins to direct the high speed air.

3D robot shed drawing

3D drawing by CowPlan of a new robotic dairy unit for 120 cows. This is shown with Cowcoon cubicles and Pasture Mat mattresses.

Cows feeding at self locks

4Dbarn boosted UK

Bench marking UK milk robots units with the 4dBarn team from Finland.

Ivor Davey - presenting to farmers

Ivor Davey (CowPlan) presenting to a group of farmers at a farm open day in 2016.

This is a free access robot unit

Ivor Davey works a lot with all the manufacturers of milk robots and helped with this layout and design. This is for 120 cows, and we installed post mounted C50 cubicles with Pasture Mat mattresses and 30mm foam. The whole floor area was covered with ZigZag floor rubber to maximise comfort and welfare. This unit was commissioned in 2014.

Post Mounted C50 stalls - Comfy Cows

This unit was installed 11 years ago and is still working really well. Hard to beat the C50 stalls and sand beds.

A1 printed layout

We offer detailed drawings for design use. These are very builder friendly. This is an A1 print for a customer.

Close up of Knott Oak Dairy robot unit

This is an insulated roof, on a 400 cow milk robot unit. CowPlan consider every detail is important.

Nearly ready for the cows

New floor mounted C50 stalls with Pasture Mat mattresses.

Site meeting for new dairy unit

This is a site meeting for a proposed robotic grazing diary unit for 180 cows, with A,B,C grazing. Here we are reviewing the plans with a planning consultant CowPlan works with.

Comfortable cows

This is a 300 cow unit Ivor Davey helped design in 2012. This uses C50 floor mounted cubicles with Pasture Mat mattresses complete with 20mm foam layer. The cows are perfectly positioned with clean and easy to manage beds. This unit is fully tanked.

Perfectly positioned cows

These are sand beds - with C50 post mounted cow cubicles.

New robotic dairy housing

This is a 6 milk robot, free access unit under construction. The building will house over 400 cows including dry cows and calving areas. This is due for complete summer 2015. Ivor Davey has been key to the overall design and layout, and has worked closely with the client, robot manufacturers, construction team and farm consultant.

Cows feeding - ZigZag rubber - Cow Plan Ltd.

Installing 6ft (1800mm) of ZigZag rubber at the feed barrier will help to increase feed intake and maximise production. See how well the cows feed on this rubber floor.

Well positioned comfortable cows

If the environment is designed appropriately the cows will prefer to be in the building rather than outside. The consistency of the housing is key to optimising cow welfare.

These are new Pack Mat and Cowcoons

The Pack Mat is a mattress installed below the level of the sand. It will offer the comfort of deep sand with the management of only a shallow depth. This units installed the Cowcoon stalls also.

Ivor Davey - presenting at conference

Ivor Davey (CowPlan) presenting at a RIDBA event in April 2016. Ivor often speaks at seminars on cow housing, building design and milk robots.

Self locking barriers

These are the 2014 design with the 70mm top and bottom box section. These were installed in a dry cow unit with ZigZag rubber at the feed barrier, and Cowcoon cubicles with Pack Mat mattresses under sand beds.

Milk robot unit

Ivor Davey works a lot with all the manufacturers of milk robots and helped with this layout and design. This is for 120 cows, and we installed post mounted C50 cubicles with Pasture Mat mattresses and 30mm foam. The whole floor area was covered with ZigZag floor rubber to maximise comfort and welfare. This unit was commissioned in 2014.

270 cow dairy house

This is the second building on this farm with this layout. Each building holds 270 cows and the farm milks just over 1000 cows. Ivor Davey was heavily involved in both of these units and supplied the floor mounted C50 cubicles with Pasture Mat mattresses and foam. This unit has also had time lapse video research showing the high level of cow welfare and comfort offered.

Long - Troy Farm - Poly Tunnel

Cubicle building under a Poly Tunnel.

High genetic unit

This was a specialist high genetic unit installed in 2005. These were C50 post mounted cubicles.

Jersey cow robot unit - Cow Plan Ltd

This is a 120 cow Jersey unit with 2 milk robots. This unit is free access, and uses Jersey Cowcoon floor mounted cubicles complete with Pasture Mat mattresses and 30mm foam.

LED lights

Optimise your production with long day light period lighting scheme. This unit is lit with LED's by Cow Plan.

Ventilation curtains

This is a new ventilation curtain installation on and exposed site. These are the center roll design.

300 cow new dairy unit

This unit houses 300 cows and was constructed in 2013. Ivor Davey was heavily involved in the design and installed the C50 post mounted cubicles.

Free access milk robot unit

This is another Ivor Davey designed cubicle building with milk robots. This has been finished to a very high standard with impressive production figures.

3D robot shed drawing

3D drawing by CowPlan of a new robotic dairy unit for 120 cows. This is shown with Cowcoon cubicles and Pasture Mat mattresses.

Another comfortable cow

Cow Plan specialise in high welfare dairy housing. It is important to give the cow the freedom of movement she would expect in pasture.

Self locks at the feed barrier

Here the client has installed tiles on the floor to improve the surface the cow eats from. This will maximise feed quality and intake. Here they also use the 2014 version self locking feed barrier.

Tip over water troughs

These are wall mounted, galvanised and then powder coated tip-over water troughs. This installation allowed the robotic scraper to easily pass below.

Cowcoon stalls and mattresses

This is a new 400 cow building, with slats and Cowcoon stalls and gel mattresses.

Cowcoons stalls with mattresses

These are the hybrid design Cowcoon stalls. These offer increased comfort by being softer against the cows as they lye down, and move.

Milk robot unit - Cowcoons and Gel mats - Cow Plan Ltd

Ivor Davey has been heavily involved in designing and overseeing the installation of this 400 cow new milk robot unit. The cows started using this housing in January 2015.

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Perfectly positioned cows

These are sand beds - with C50 post mounted cow cubicles.