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

Ice formation in winter

In winter, the danger of ice formation in modern non-insulated cattle houses is present, especially in exterior walking areas like feeding alleys, non-roofed partial sections and open yards.

Problems caused by slurry, waterers or rain/snow freezing:
  • slipping hazard

→ restricted mobility for the animals

  • scraper often cannot operate or the slatted floor clogs up

→ increased soiling

Ice layer breaks from weight on elastic KRAIBURG rubber matAdvantages of rubber mats compared to concrete:

flat, closed surface: rubber, in contrast to concrete, does not absorb any moisture

  • frozen matter can be loosened easier
  • ice is removed by the scraper or falls through the slatted floor
  • animal movement breaks the ice layer on the elastic rubber mat
Report from practice:

Pfeiffer-Vogl operation, Haselbach, AT

  • 50 dairy cows
  • paved concrete walkways with profiKURA P

Kühe am FressgitterLaufgang mit profiKURA P

"In sub-zero temperatures in our cold cattle house, manure sometimes froze onto the concrete and blocked the
manure scraper. With three walking alleys, it took a lot of effort to get all the scrapers working again.

does still freeze on the mats, but it simply breaks away as soon as the cows tread on the mats.”

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