Slippery walkways? Claw problems? The solution: KRAIBURG rubber floorings for healthy claws and slip

Walking & milking areas

Safety & healthy claws

KRAIBURG walking area floorings are specially adapted to the natural needs of cattle: they are animal-friendly soft, improve claw health and sure-footedness. The cows respond with higher activity and better productivity. Lameness-free cows are more fertile and save a lot of work and costs. Animal-friendly walking areas pay off!

Drastic reduction of claw damages

78 % FEWER CLAW DAMAGES

after 12 months on KURA S

(compared to concrete slatted floor)

Source: Benz, 2002

Due to improved walking comfort

ca. 3.3 % MORE MILK

per year

Source: Eelkema et al., 2004

Mounting

on KURA rubber flooring

4.5 × MORE OFTEN

than on concrete

Source: Platz et al., 2007 

Walking distance covered

on KURA rubber flooring

4 km PER DAY

= natural walking distance on pasture

Source: Platz et al., 2007 

Calving-to-conception
interval

on KURA rubber flooring

39 days SHORTER

than on concrete

= Cost savings of almost 2 × return to oestrus

Source: Platz et al., 2007 

Costs for a lameness

COSTS FOR TREATMENT + LESS MILK
= Ø 400 Euros

Source: Dolecheck, Bewley, 2018 

  • claw sinks in
  • hollow gives support
  • cow feels safe

KRAIBURG walking area floorings – advantages at a glance

Our mats, specially developed for the walking area, are thought through to the smallest details and have already proven themselves millions of times in practice.

  • Animal-friendly soft & claw-friendly
  • For better sure-footedness
  • Noise and stress reducing
  • Sturdy and thick mats
    › permanently stable in position and form
  • Puzzle compensates for natural thermal expansion
    › practically a jointless floor area
  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with vehicle traffic
  • Suitable for both new construction and renovation
  • The convenient product for every area in the cow house
    › custom-fit puzzled mats for paved/concrete walking areas
    › tailor-made for slatted floors

The specialties – KRAIBURG walking area floorings can do more!

Claw abrasion & improved grip

Die Spezialität von KRAIBURG Stallgummimatten am Laufgang mit Korund: Klauenabrieb und verbesserte Rutschsicherheit

Klaue auf KRAIBURG Stallgummimatte am Laufgang mit Korund: für Trittsicherheit und Klauenabrieb im Rinderstall

Abrasive walking area floorings create optimized claw abrasion, very similar to conditions in nature, where sandy constituents in the elastic soil ensure that horn formation and abrasion are kept balanced.

Walking area floorings with abrasive surface

With pediKURA, profiKURA and EMIRA the abrasive agent corundum is incorporated into the surface and thereby promotes gentle claw abrasion. The corundum also ensures even better sure-footedness with animal-friendly softness.

Abrasive corundum

› The second hardest mineral after diamond
› Does not react with acids and bases: best precondition for use in slurry environments
› Patented technology which has been well-proven in the KRAIBURG group for many years
› An exceptionally high level of sure-footedness has been proven in practice

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Expert knowledge on claw abrasion

What makes walking areas sure-footed?

Dry claws & emission reduction

Die Spezialität von KRAIBURG Stallgummimatte am Laufgang: Reduktion von Ammoniak-Emissionen und trockene Klauen

KRAIBURG Stallgummimatten am Laufgang können Ammoniak-Emissionen reduzieren und sorgen für trockenere Klauen

How can ammonia emissions be reduced?

  • rapid urine draining combined with frequent cleaning
  • minimizing of soiled surfaces, e. g. with elevated feed stalls
Our solutions to reduce ammonia emissions

Paved / concrete floors

  • profiKURA P (for walking alleys with cross slope and urine-collecting gutter in the middle)

  • profiKURA 3D (with integrated slope within the mat)

Slatted floors

  • KURA SB curved surface with 5 % slope towards the slit
  • EMIRA curved surface with 3 % slope towards the slit and 75 % slit reduction

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Emission reduction in the walkway

Dry walking areas

Explore the products:

Our walking alley mats for use with manure scrapers ensure safety and healthy claws. They are animal-friendly soft and promote better sure-footedness.

Our comfort mats for milking area and crossing passages ensure safety and healthy claws. They are animal-friendly soft and promote better sure-footedness.

Our slatted mats are individually tailor-made, animal-friendly soft and promote sure-footedness. They ensure safety and healthy claws.