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Comfort mats for
In its cubicle a dairy cow needs moisture-absorbing litter, which is soft and skin friendly at the same time.
the cubicle is constantly soiled by excrements, urine or milk.
depending on the ambient temperature the lying cows sweat out moisture through their skin.
Hair roots are damaged, which causes hair loss.
The skin is moistened, which reduces its protective function.
For these reasons the moisture must be absorbed by litter.
Clear result: milled straw has the best water absorption capacity (absorbs 4 to 5 fold water weight) and is the most skin friendly litter option.
Source: DLG Test Station in cooperation with LfL Freising, from DLZ special edition No. 21, 2008
Critical: Wood shavings/saw dust: skin damage from grinding effect or small pieces of wood possible.
Important: Lime and sanitising powders: follow manufacturers’ recommendations – overdosage can dry out the skin and irritate it!
Tip: Make a rubbing test regularly with litter material (especially with wood shavings, saw dust and lime) on the back of your hand!
Milled straw, chopped straw or ground straw pellets (alone or as a mixture with a 1:1 ratio of straw to lime (Top Agrar 07/2008))