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

The new deep litter cubicle cushion KRAIBURG POLSTA: caring for carpal joints

 KRAIBURG POLSTA:

  • 10 cm thick "cushion" made of 2 functional layers
  • replaces the thick lower layer of litter in the difficult to be maintained head space of the deep litter cubicle
  • provides a consistently stable and comfortable sub-construction
  • offers easy management and saves litter

schematic view of deep litter cubicle cushion made of rubber KRAIBURG POLSTA

The agricultural test institute HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria, has tested the deep litter cubicle cushion POLSTA on various dairy farms. Skin damages and joint alterations have been recorded.

  • Evaluation of POLSTA by the dairy farmers: very good!
  • The animals accept the cubicles well and maintenance is facilitated.
  • Although good joint health prevailed already in the cow houses from the beginning, further improvement was shown even after a short period of time!

Caring for carpal joints

the deep litter cubicle cushion POLSTA made of rubber improves carpal joint health of cows within short time  

Positive effect on carpal joints even after a short period of time:
steady improvement in joint health

Source: Ofner-Schröck, E., Guggenberger, T., Gasteiner, J., "Prüfbericht 01/2018: Tiefboxenkissen POLSTA", HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein, 2018

Our customers say:

Optimal solution for a comfortable deep litter cubicle
Optimal solution for a comfortable deep litter cubicle
18.11.2020

“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!”

We save about a quarter of litter
We save about a quarter of litter
18.11.2020

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!”

Makes great mattresses
Makes great mattresses
18.11.2020

“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.”

Saves time on mucking out
Saves time on mucking out
18.11.2020

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.”