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Facts worth knowing about KRAIBURG rubber floorings / mats for cows, bulls and calves

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Longer cubicle flooring systems for more freedom when lying, lying down and standing up

Large cubicle dimensions are a standard feature of modern-day cow housing. This guarantees extra width and gentler animal control (dividers for more freedom of movement, flexible or curved neck rails,
ergonomic brisket boards,...). Furthermore, the design ensures greater depth in the cubicles.

Lying cow in the elevated, littered cubicle

Real-life experience with longer lying areas in elevated
cubicles has been very positive

When a cubicle is set up and controlled properly (horizontal distance between neck rail and brisket board at least 25–30 cm), cows position themselves better when lying down and lie straighter and visibly more relaxed due to greater free space at the front. The general recommendation for the horizontal distance between the neck rail and the manure edge is 160–170 cm. To achieve this sufficient distance between the manure edge,
the neck rail and the brisket board, cubicle flooring measuring more than 1.9 m in length is needed. In combination with longer lying mats this all adds up to the perfect solution.
This not only increases lying comfort, but also noticeably improves the cleanliness of cows and elevated
cubicles. The tails lie predominantly in the cubicle and the risk of hairless areas on the tarsal joints is

Is a brisket board then still necessary at all?

In many barns, the use of a brisket board is then no longer necessary. Correctly adjusted control devices can provide the desired benefits – the longer cubicle length makes this possible. This is another important piece of the puzzle to provide more freedom of movement for cows in cubicles, making it easier for them to lie down and stand up and enabling more natural lying positions.

1.92 m long lying mats for maximum lying comfort

The proven KEW Plus mattress system as well as the new variant KEW Plus TarsaCare are available as single mats and as continuous roll systems with a length of 1.92 m. That certain extra lying comfort with KEW Plus TarsaCare is provided by the new, pliant comfort zone in the tarsal area – especially designed to be gentle on the sensitive tarsal joints and to bed them as dry as possible. For elevated deep bedded cubicles, the maxiBOX is also available as a 2.15 m version with an internal dimension of 1.9 m (effective lying length
2 m).