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profiKURA 3D

Walking alley slope – simply with a rubber mat

Dairy cattle

Integrated slope
promotes drying
Reduced ammonia
Optimized grip and
hoof abrasion

Dry walking alleys & fewer emissions

profiKURA 3D creates a roughly 3% slope toward the center of the walking alley. Liquids are drained quickly and reliably. This ensures dry hooves and helps support hoof health. Moreover, ammonia release is reduced through rapid urine draining (fast separation of feces and urine)1). The abrasive corundum incorporated in the surface ensures excellent slip resistance, even with dried smear layers, and supports the correct hoof form through optimized hoof abrasion. Compared to highly‐profiled surfaces / grooves, cleaning is very simple. The lower side with air chambers ensures uniform softness and animal‐friendly walking comfort.

  • Slope in the walking alley without elaborate concreting

  • For walking alley widths of up to 4 m

  • In principle, suitable for all scraper models and robot collectors

  • Up to 44% less ammonia2)

  • Eligible for support in various countries as an emission-reducing rubber mat!

profiKURA 3D fact sheet
15 - 75 mm
96 - 198 cm (in 2-cm increments) × 125 cm
Width × length
optiGrip, with slope

1) Zähner et al., 2017

2) Initial calculations according to Monteny Milieu Advies, August 2021: Model‐based assessment of the reduction potential for NH3‐emission of the innovative paved floor KRAIBURG – profiKURA 3D, based on, among others, Zähner et al., 2017; KTBL, 2022: Förderfähige Techniken zur Emissionsminderung in Stallbauten

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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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