Wilson Agri was the first importer of cow mattresses into Europe in 1994. By the late 1998 the company were viewing the first time lapse video comparisons of low and high neck bar cubicles in the USA with open fronts so no bars which restricted natural lunging. The company became increasingly interested as to how far they could take the vision of making an indoor environment for cows which could replicate natural pasture and the outdoors.
‘It’s all about the cow!’ exclaimed Andrew Wilson it doesn’t matter if new product looks better and more developed if it doesn’t improve conditions for her we are wasting our time in product development and in the advice that we give to our customers when they renovate their existing dairy or building a new one.
Today Wilson Agri specialises in the happiness of cows, through not only cow comfort in the cubicle, but in the design of the building using correct dimensions where we measure cows to ensure that the building is built to suit your herd and your goals. We supply everything for the internals of the building, from cow mattresses, cubicles, passageway rubber, tip-over water drinkers, lights & ventilation curtain. All of these to ensure that the cow has a clean dry comfortable bed, with clean fresh water and air, with reduced pressure on the hooves when turning at the feed barrier.
He manages the warehousing and manufacturing that is carried out in N.Ireland. Gareth ensures that product comes in on time and gets delivered
Daisy is 5 yr old Holstein she produces 12,000 litres per annum. She rests on Gel Mats, mooving from one new product idea to the next and telling us what she thinks about it.
Andrew works with the rest of the team to develop new cow friendly products and to focus on quality and its continued improvement. To ensure that every year we are making cows happier than we did the year before.
Stephen, brought up on a dairy farm and has been with Wilson Agri Ltd for sometime now, having set up time lapse of barns here in Northern Ireland, he has a good knowledge of the latest methods that the company use to improve best practice on dairy farms.
Annabelle is an Ayrshire, smaller than Daisy but concentrates on quality rather than quantity, she rests in a on the Pasture Mat with double pad she finds her job
Ivor, who worked for Wilson Agri Ltd for 14 yrs, now runs a consultancy business which specialises in providing plans and layouts for new dairies or improvements to existing ones. Cow Plan acts as Sole Agent/Dealer for Wilson Agri Ltd in the South West of England.
Charlie has been with Wilson Agri Ltd for over 6 years now and has a wealth of experience in improving the comfort of dairy cows, in both new and existing buildings. With his own farm at home he has a knowledge of current trends in the industry and the running day to day of a farm.
Ben is from Co. Antrim, having both installed the product and time lapse videoing the improvements that it brings to dairy cows and farmers alike has a knowledge not only of what is best for the cow, but what is the most practical for install and the longer term solution.