Wow! They’re really used in cows!
Our patented Cow Magnets are used to protect cows from harmful ferrous materials that they may inadvertently ingest while grazing. Cow magnets are popular with dairy farmers and veterinarians to help prevent hardware disease in cattle.
While grazing, cows eat everything from grass and dirt, to nails, staples, and bits of bailing wire (referred to as tramp iron). Tramp iron tends to get lodged in the honeycombed walls of the reticulum, threatening the surrounding vital organs and causing irritation and inflammation, known as Hardware Disease.
When this happens, the cow loses her appetite and decreases milk output (dairy cows), or her ability to gain weight (feeder stock). Farmers can save their cows by administering one magnet per cow (seek the assistance of a veterinarian) when the cow is about 6 months old.
One magnet works for the life of the cow!