Concrete flooring reduces animal welfare A well-known and ignored fact is cows are not adapted to stand or walk on hard abrasive surfaces for extended periods of time. Install rubber matting and eliminate the need for straw; save time, money and effluent storage space.
Rubber flooring is an essential system for cattle on concrete.
Concrete inhibits the cows normal locomotion, increasing risk of serious and costly injuries from strain, slipping and falling, and by increasing the risk of lameness and hoof disorders. To secure natural cow behaviours and ensure optimum cow welfare and comfort, the flooring must be compressible and provide good traction, for confident natural behaviour. Rubber matting has been proven to increase herd flow, weight gains, beef, milk production and harvest times, while reducing lameness, herd cull rates and veterinarian costs. Installing FEROX® rubber matting will also give your cows and calves the security to display all important natural behaviours. Walking, lunging, rising, straddling and calving are undertaken without restriction.
Suitable for all livestock housing.
Increase the overall efficiency and optimise your livestock housing by installing FEROX® slat rubber matting. Remove the costly purchase, shipping, storage and time in handling of straw to protect your cows and calves from the concrete slat flooring. The purchase and installation of FEROX® rubber matting also means the life of your effluent storage capacity will be extended before the need of costly clean outs.
FEROX® rubber offers:
- Promotes natural animal behaviours
- Increases animal welfare
- Increases milk production
- Increases weight gains
- Reduces lameness
- Superior 19 and 23mm studded virgin rubber options
- Available as inter locking and staright edges mats
- Available by the roll
- Easy installation and maintenance
- Reduces the costs of straw and its management
- Saves effluent storage space and clean out costs
- Use less water for wash downs
- Custom detail cutting
- Hold down system – masonry anchor
Call AGRIPRO to discuss your rubber system needs today on 0800 48 36 36.