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KEW Plus mattress system

ca. 6-7 cm - premium mattress system with 3-layer composition

Dairy cattle

3-layer composition:
Permanent softness
Skin friendly and
gentle on the joints
Integrated slope
promotes drying
Proven for more
than 20 years

Outstanding comfort

Our softest mattresses offer excellent lying comfort and proven quality since 2004. The 3-layer composition ensures perfect and durable softness for all load conditions. KEW Plus mattress systems contribute to the correct positioning of the cow and improve slip resistance due to the soft lying area within the mat edges. The integrated slope to the rear edge helps facilitate drainage of the surface, ensuring a drier lying area.

  • Proven, low maintenance pebbled surface

  • Chamfer on the rear edge: protects joints, no stumbling edge

  • Sealing lips surround the foam insert and the lower mat, thereby protecting the foam

  • Also available in XL lying length for more freedom when lying, lying down and getting up

KEW Plus fact sheet
ca. 6-7 cm
115 – 130 cm x 183/192 cm
Width x length (as a single mat)
2.5 – 35 m
Length (as a LongLine continuous roll system)
Instructions & downloads

Find and download information about KEW Plus mattress system here.

More animal welfare & less work

A stable high milk yield requires animal-friendly housing methods.

For the lying area, this means comfortable, non-slip and clean free stalls, where cows are happy to spend more than 12 hours in a relaxed position. This protects the joints, relieves the hooves and enhances animal welfare.

Improved joint health

If a cow lays down on a hard lying area, its body weight is focused on one point. Excessive pressure can cause hairless areas and skin damage, leading to joint inflammation and lying damage.

In contrast, soft lying areas ensure that the pressure of the body weight is distributed across as large an area as possible. Hygiene in the free stall also plays a key role, as the accumulation of feces and fluids is a dangerous source of infection. Elastic lying mats with a slight slope to the rear edge can be kept clean and dry with relative ease and help to actively prevent lying damage.

Source: Mathis, 2006
Source: Lfl Sachsen, 1999

Higher milk yield

In addition to air, optimal barn climate and feed and water intake, the soft lying area has a significant impact on the efficiency of milk production. A cow produces most of its milk lying.

Thus, a cow should spend roughly 12 hours a day relaxing in the free stall, where the udder receives the most amount of blood flow, the rumen is most active and ruminating is stimulated. Adequate space and a comfortable ground are both indispensable for enhancing lying time quality.

Less bedding and maintenance

Compared to traditional deep bedded stalls, elevated stalls with a soft lying mat can significantly save on bedding. Moreover, elevated stalls are also much less maintenance intensive, which additionally reduces the number of hours of work considerably. (However, an adequate amount of bedding to retain moisture is necessary and boosts animal welfare.)

Incidentally: Low straw consumption not only saves time and money, it is also positive from an occupational health and safety perspective: Less straw = less fine dust.

Source: Heidenreich, 2007
Your local KRAIBURG dealer

Locate a qualified KRAIBURG trade partner in your area and benefit from local service and expert advice.

German Simmental breeding farm Primbs: exercise yard was equipped with profiKURA P SUN rubber mats.

The good life: New exercise yard, fabulous weather and a wonderfully soft floor on which you can move safely! KRAIBURG walking area flooring is also installed on the walking alleys in the barn. The free stalls are equipped with extra large KEW Plus mattress systems.

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Quick and easy to look after

"The cows have taken to the KEW Plus mats really well, even better than the deep bedded stalls. They’re quicker and easier to look after than deep bedded stalls and save a lot of time."

Vorbuchner farm, Reischach, Germany

A big fan of KEW Plus for more than 15 years

"The KEW Plus mats have significantly reduced both the amount of bedding and labor required. The investment definitely paid off."

Brunen farm, Nettetal, Germany

The cows lie down quickly

"My cows have accepted the KEW Plus mats very willingly. They quickly lie down on the mats."

Bichler farm, Siegsdorf, Germany

KEW Plus mattresses with a length of 192 cm

"Our cows continue to grow and get bigger, meaning they position themselves too far back on the shorter lying areas. And this is why we installed 192 cm long KEW Plus lying mats in the new barn. The cows like to lie in the longer stalls and their tails are also generally inside and not outside the stall. Moreover, the cows lie straighter in the free stall.

I’d definitely recommend the 192 cm long lying mats. In fact, we’d also like to retrofit the longer mats in the old barn for this reason."

Asam farm, Hofstetten, Germany