Winking Light Angus Stud
Alpine via Mittagong,
The ease with which the affected cow was raised to mobility was quite extraordinary and the results were immediately apparent.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Upsi-Daisy Lifter to all persons connected with the cattle industry and I compliment both Larry and Penny upon an innovative and practical invention.
I wish them well.
Terrence M. Healey
Robert J Klostermann DVM
The Upsi daisy Cow Lift is the most humane and functional method for lifting and moving down cows that I have seen. It functions in the varied settings that down cattle can find themselves.
There are no sharp edges that increase the tendency to injure the cow even more. It is easily and quickly applied in even the worst conditions. The cows are much calmer while being handled. Consequently the only limiting factor is getting a tractor or skid loader with a bucket to the location.
Initially the cow should be removed from its impossible position and placed on a functional non-slip surface. In this environment it can be quickly established if the cow is functional, obviously dysfunctional or if a veterinary exam is required to establish a diagnosis. The veterinary exam can then establish the need to humanely euthanize or treat and attempt rehabilitation.
If rehabilitation is required, the follow up care is easily started. Slowly lowering a dorsal recumbent cow in the Upsi-Daisy Lifter allows the cow to maintain balance as the animal corrects hoof placing deficits. If damage is not too progressed, it is possible for the caretaker to manipulate the leg/legs through “range of motion” exercises. This allows for circulation, muscle, tendon and nerve function to return.
The “lifting chair” also allows for nursing calves and milking out as required.
This is no doubt a great advancement in the humane handling, correct evaluation, euthanasia or treatment if needed of distressed downer cows.
Robert J Klostermann DVM
Waunakee, Wisconsin USA
14 Dec 2014
We bought a Upsi-Daisy Cow Lifter, it was delivered last Sunday. This morning we had a cow down in our freestall barn, wouldn’t get up after sanding around her, wouldn’t get up and stand with our hip lift. We used the Upsi-Daisy Cow Lifter, easily carried her from freestall to bedded pack where she is now up and about. Works exactly as shown in video…great product!
Frank, Ivy & Eddy
Haasen Farms Limited
1620 Government Rd N
Timmins Ontario Canada, P4R 0G5
Cow lifter excellent.
We got cow up
in 3 days.
Maureen & Graham
Dr Andrejs Medenis
Gerringong Veterinary Surgeon
I have never been comfortable with the use of hip-lifters as the full force and weight of the cow is centred on the wings of the hips and post-mortem feedback indicates that a lot of bruising and damage occurs. The few times that I have seen the Upsi-Daisy in action shows the weight of the cow is spread over a wide area, front and back, and the patient is resting in it rather than dangling from it and with practice the Upsi-Daisy can be readily placed under the downer cow.
………. We find the equipment just so sensible compared to the rather primitive canvas harnessing otherwise available. The cow by the way has started to walk a little and of course has turned into the biggest sook imaginable!
RD 1114 Scottsdale 7261
From: Hill, Michael
Subject: Happy with the product
Back in May of this year, I purchased your Beef model lifter and have found it to be very a useful veterinary tool on the farm. Having used other models, it is a much more supportive model. It’s quick to apply and the cows seem comfortable with it. All in all we are happy we researched, spoke to you, and received prompt service.
Once again, thank you,…………Mick Hill. Wangaratta 3677
…..The Lifter has worked very well already for us.