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21 mm thick – basic comfort for all paved walking areas

Young cattle


Fattening cattle

Dairy cattle

Simple and
solid mat
hoof health
Natural animal
Noise and
stress reducing

Universal basic comfort

KARERA P meets the basic requirements of an animal‐friendly walking area mat: it provides better sure‐footedness, is pleasantly soft and easy to clean. It is ideal for all paved walking areas in barns – both for walking alleys with a manure removal system and all paved areas without stationary or mobile manure removal, such as milking parlors, collecting yards or crossing passages. Easy‐to‐use single mats featuring our proven puzzle interlock system facilitate installation. At the same time, the puzzle interlock system compensates for the natural thermal expansion of the rubber – resulting in virtually jointless floor areas.

  • Wide range of dimensions: Accurately fitting width in 5-cm increments

  • In principle, suitable for all scraper models and robot collectors and compatible with vehicle traffic

  • Faster milking due to improved parlor entrance and relaxed cows

KARERA P fact sheet
21 mm
37.5 - 130 cm × 170 cm (2, 3 or 4-sided puzzle)
Width × length

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Walking area mats: Safety & healthy hooves

KRAIBURG walking area mats are specially designed to meet the natural needs of cattle:

It is soft and animal friendly, thereby improving hoof health and sure-footedness. The cows express their gratitude through increased activity and enhanced performance. Lame-free cows are more fertile and have a positive impact on work and costs. Animal-friendly walking areas pay for themselves!

Relief to the hoof

Hard ground inevitably causes pressure peaks, especially at the rear outer claw and results in an incorrect load. Our rubber flooring ensures a natural sinking depth of about 3 mm. Pressure measurements carried out by the University of Leipzig on cattle hooves confirmed that pressure peaks on rubber are much smaller than on concrete. This results in enhanced pressure distribution and is comparable to the effect of walking on a pasture.

Source: Oehme et al., 2018
Source: Benz, 2002

Improved hoof health

Cattle are soft soil walkers by nature. Cows experience greater support on elastic ground and their hooves are also relieved thanks to enhanced pressure distribution. Our rubber mats are specially designed to meet these needs. This leads to a significant decrease in mechanical‐traumatic hoof damage.

Higher milk yield

The more comfortable and slip resistant the walking areas, the more active the cows in the barn. As a result, the cows not only feed more, their hooves are also healthier. Overall, these are the various positive aspects that contribute to a greater milk yield. A study by the Van Hall Institute in the Netherlands demonstrated a milk yield increase of about 3.3% per year thanks to improved walking comfort.

Source: Eelkema et al., 2004
Source: Platz et al., 2007

Natural animal behavior

It is well proven that cows walk more each day on rubber flooring than on concrete. Other natural cow behavior, such as licking on three legs to care for the skin in the udder‐thigh gap, also increases. Important for fertility management: On species‐appropriate soft walking areas, cows in heat mount or ride others more often, making estrus detection much easier.

Better fertility

More frequent mounting facilitates estrus detection. This helps to improve fertility performance on the farm. The figures speak for themselves: For instance, the calving‐to‐conception interval can be reduced significantly by using rubber mats in the walking alley.

Source: Werny, 2014
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Cows are much more active

"The cows are more active on KARERA and mount each other much more often. The rows of free stalls with WINGFLEX mats next to the walking areas with rubber mats fill up much more quickly and frequently."

Ranninger farm, Feldkirchen, Austria