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For more than 50 years we have been developing and manufacturing innovative high quality rubber mats for animal husbandry
in Tittmoning/Germany and exclusively concentrate on that today.
With 200 employees, we are one of the leading suppliers of barn flooring made of rubber.
KRAIBURG stands for highest quality, best comfort and environmental protection.
NEW: the rubber mat for drier walking alleys - with integrated slope
Our softest ones - for highest requirements
In our daily work and in exchange with farmers, partners and institutes we encounter a wide variety of topics and gain interesting, valuable experience from science and practice. We could imagine, that some of this expert knowledge is interesting for you here and there, too.
Therefore, we compile our experiences as tips and provide you with articles on various topics as "KRAIBURG focus".
With the guiding idea „focus on one interesting topic – compact on one page“, you can look forward to a new issue of KRAIBURG focus once a month in future.
”With profiKURA we no longer have problems with silent heat or claw injuries. Claw growth and abrasion are nicely balanced. The cows are much more active, feed more and we have a significantly higher milk yield! The investment has really paid off."
“For me, the KURA SB mats from KRAIBURG are an optimal solution to meet the legal requirements. Thanks to the rubber flooring I‘ve never had an animal with injuries or claw problems. Furthermore, the calves are very clean.”
The LOSPA SB mats significantly contribute to animal health and welfare. In comparison to the bedded stalls, I could notice an additional weight gain of 50 kg per animal within 10 months on the rubber mats!
The animals are healthier, more vital and active, even the daily weight gain has improved. Getting up is easier and die the mats are gentle on the carpal joints. With soft floors animal culling due to injuries from falling practically does not happen anymore.
The maxiBOARD raises the manger wall at the feeding place. So, I can provide more feed. The cattle house is also a quieter place, because the transponders do not bang against the concrete.
With POLSTA the front area offers very good cow comfort. Obviously, our cows have a better lying behaviour. We are excited about the mats and the easy management!
The places with POLSTA are always occupied first. Regarding the management, we save about a quarter of the litter. We have 5 digging cows in the cubicle house, that often dig out almost all the litter of the cubicles. With POLSTA this is no longer the case!
The KURA S and KURA SB mats are dry and clean. Thus, the calves have a good surefootedness. Also the calves are very clean on the mats.
The animals are healthier and grow better, they have a higher slaughtering weight at the end of the fattening period and I can use my bongossi grates for a longer time. The cleaning time is significantly shorter now and the consumption of water has also decreased considerably.
The WINGFLEX mats take very little work to look after. I need a lot less litter.
The WELA LongLine mats are easy to keep clean. That saves a lot of work on cubicle maintenance! Even after 5 years of use, they are still just as soft as they were at the start.
Im saving a whole lot of time and bedding too. The softness means that the cow and also the calf can get up more easily. I wouldnt be without VITA now!
With VITA, Im saving on bedding and maintenance is very easy. I often only need to replace the bedding after every three or four calvings. Even after some 7 years, I cant see any wear on the mats.
The cows move very safely on the profiKURA S mats. When it comes to significantly improved claw health too, rubber is the only alternative in my mind.
The cows are significantly more active on profiKURA mats and no longer slip at all! If manure occasionally freezes onto the rubber in sub-zero temperatures, the ice simply breaks away as soon as the cows tread on the mats.
Claw abrasion is great with the profiKURA P mats! The trimmer only needs to come and trim them twice a year. Furthermore, the mats offer excellent grip, the cows are sure-footed enough to properly gallop on them without slipping.
The cows stand very calmly on profiKURA Flex while being milked. Even if the floor is wet from cleaning, the mats offer excellent grip.
PORCA nest rubber mats have been used for piglet nests in Denmark for many years, where their insulating effect saves on energy costs.
With PORCA KN, the sows rarely suffer from shoulder ulcers and the rubber mats protect the piglets carpal joints.
The POLSTA mats keep the mattress in the head space at a constant height. The cows can lie down in excellent comfort. In comparison with previously, carpal joint health has further improved.
POLSTA is the perfect solution to create a good mattress in the front part of the deep litter cubicle. It also saves us a lot of time on daily mucking out.
Rebedding is really easy with the maxiBOARD. The brisket board is very durable and robust.
“The LOMAX perforated mats provide the cows with sufficient grip on the travel lane with slope and keep them out of contact with the gravel. That means they don’t get stones in their feet and can walk comfortably and softly.”
The LOMAX mats make the path more solid again and the cows can walk quickly to the pasture without risk of injury. I can even drive the tractor over them without any problems.
Using LENTA on the elevated feed stalls has given the cows a soft floor on which they can stand well. The mats are also very easy to keep clean.
Weve had great experience of KRAIBURGS KURA S mats! Theyve lasted a long time and the cows love them.
Were very happy with claw health. We simply dont have claw injuries like we did before in the tied stalls. Manure can still be swept easily through the slats, keeping the floor clean and dry all the time.
With the KURA P rubber mats, the cows are much more active and feel great. Were still seeing all the benefits that the rubber mats have brought right from the start, even after more than 15 years.
Within one year we noticed considerable improvements in the claws. Due to the distinctively increased milk yield of about 300 kg per cow and year, the investment in KURA P has already amortized after 15 months!
The quality of the KURA and pediKURA P mats is good. We still have the original mats from 2009 in the cattle house, and they show no signs of wear. The cows move well on the mats. Claw care is now more prophylactic, more about checking the claws.
Thanks to the softness of the KURA P mats, the cows dont injure themselves, even if they occasionally slip when mounting each other. They are very sure-footed and slip less on the pediKURA mats.
Were still very happy with KRAIBURG rubber mats, even after 15 years. The willingness to walk and sure-footedness of our cows has a positive effect on heat detection, enabling us to achieve good pregnancy rates.
Weve had great experience of KRAIBURGS KURA P walking alley mats for many years! The cows love them and have healthier claws.
The KURA mats in the milking parlour are great to keep clean! They offer a good, secure footing and the cows walk willingly in and out of the milking parlour. Even in sub-zero temperatures, the footing stays secure.
Weve had the soft KKM mats in our elevated cubicles since 2009. They still offer the same levels of lying comfort today. The joint health of our animals has also improved.
The animals lie down happily and quickly on the KKM mats. The mats ensure that their joints are healthy, without any abrasions. Whats more, they dont require much work.
The cows have taken to the mats really well, even better than the deep litter cubicles. Theyre quicker and easier to look after than deep litter cubicles, they save a lot of time.
The KEW Plus mats have significantly reduced both the amount of litter and the labour required. The investment has definitely paid off.
My cows have accepted the KEW Plus mats very willingly. They quickly lie down on the mats.
The cows are more active on KARERA and mount each other much more often. The rows of cubicles with WINGFLEX mats next to the walking alleys with rubber mats fill up much more quickly and frequently.
We used to use wooden posts as a front boundary, but over time they gave the cows open sores. Using ergoBOARDs means that I dont have this problem any longer.
The ergonomic shape is very animal-friendly. The cows are held back while eating and shove less feed into the walking alley.
The cows love to lie down with their front legs stretched out over the ergoBOARD. I don't think we could imagine life without this brisket board now.
The cubicles are quick and easy to muck out. The animals like to lie down on the CALMA mats. Even after more than 10 years, you cant see any worn patches on the rubber!