The Big Cowhuna
My neighbor has some dairy cows, and I help him when they fall. It doesn't often happen, but it's a production when it does. I think hip clamps have to be one of the worst ways to lift cattle. By the time you get the cow up and undone, the cow is either trying to escape, which can cause further injury, or it has given up and is ready to collapse again. What machinery do you guys use in order to lift your cows? I run beef cattle and haven't had a problem where a cow is down and can't get up.