Technology for beef farming

Varvel has unrivalled experience in satisfying the needs of constructors of machines and equipment for livestock farming.

Based in Bologna, Italy, Varvel specialises in the design, production and sale of gearboxes and gearmotors. Varvel has been satisfying the needs of livestock equipment constructors for over twenty years. In-depth understanding of the industry allows Varvel to offer extremely flexible solutions that adapt easily to specific applications. VARfarm gearboxes in particular are specially designed for use in the livestock sector.

Varvel gearboxes are the perfect choice for a large number of applications, including automatic brushing systems for dairy herds and cowshed floor scrapers.

Livestock farmers all over the world are committed to greater animal wellbeing as well as compliance with the strict standards regulating the industry. These are exactly the needs that Varvel’s top quality solutions satisfy.

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that dairy cows produce more milk if they are brushed regularly. Brushing systems can be installed in dedicated areas of the cowshed and switched on and off automatically as the animals pass through, stimulating milk production without any intervention from the farmer.

Floor scrapers can also be installed to keep cattle sheds clean. Driven by gearboxes to ensure slow movement and eliminate all risk of injury to the animals, these operate at fixed intervals, traversing the whole length of the floor to scrape manure into a drop pit ready for recycling as fertiliser.

These are just two of the many applications for which the world’s livestock machinery constructors choose Varvel gearboxes. Cattle farming is one of Varvel’s main business areas, and the company produces between 50,000 and 60,000 gearboxes a year for livestock and similar applications.


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