A sufficient amount of space in an elevated stall or deep bedded stall promotes cleanliness
Conventional elevated stalls have, in the past, tended to be too short. Although cows accept the stalls, they attempt to compensate for the insufficient lying length by adopting awkward angles or lying too far back, which frequently causes their tails to hang in the walking alley. These unfavorable lying positions result in increased soiling of both the animal and the free stall. Sufficient space and effective, animal‐friendly control practices effectively enhance the cleanliness of the lying area.
With deep bedded stalls, the lying length is even more crucial for cows to accept this solution. This is due to the typically rigid and elevated boundaries at both the front and rear edges, which are essential for the proper functioning of the organic mattress. For this reason, deep bedded stalls are always built at least 10 cm longer than conventional elevated stalls.