POLSTA – preference behaviour and customer satisfaction - KRAIBURG practical experience
POLSTA – preference behaviour and customer satisfaction - KRAIBURG practical experience

The deep litter cubicle cushion KRAIBURG POLSTA:
preference test and customer satisfaction

In an operation with 85 deep litter cubicles (42 with the deep litter cubicle cushion POLSTA, 43 without POLSTA) the preference behaviour of 80 dairy cows was tested.

Graphic of occupied cubicles

Cows prefer the deep litter cubicles with POLSTA:

Already after 10 minutes half of the cubicles with POLSTA were occupied, whereas it took 20
minutes more to occupy half of the cubicles without mats. Overall, the occupancy of the cubicles with POLSTA was higher.

 Lying cow in deep litter cubicle with POLSTA

POLSTA is installed in the head space of the deep litter cubicle

Experiences with POLSTA:

(from interviews with 25 farmers)

  • improvement of the cubicle's head space
  • the animals accept the cubicles very well
    -> higher attractiveness
  • up to 50 % less straw and time for maintenance
  • more cow comfort
  • better lying down behaviour
  • easy installation of the mats

Source: Dandl, A., Bewertung des neuen Produktes POLSTA durch Analyse des Wahlverhaltens und der Kundenzufriedenheit, 2019

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