GOLD WINNER - CowToilet - Hanskamp AgroTech BV
The CowToilet from the Netherlands-based Hanskamp company is an innovative system that consists of a feeding station and a collection facility for the urine. At the end of feed output, an external stimulus is used to trigger the urination reflex and the urine is collected. In a hitherto unknown and intelligent manner, the Hanskamp CowToilet therefore collects the urine directly and separately from the cow without stressing the animal. The formation of ammonia on the floors is therefore reduced thanks to the early separation of faeces and urine. The floors also remain cleaner, which impacts positively both on hoof health and on the air quality in the shed. In addition, the farmer can use the separately collected and stored faeces and urine more specifically and appropriately in crop production or power generation and thereby further increase nutrient efficiency.