Gerard van Deelen believes in the benefits of providing a welfare-friendly veal stable floors for his calves. He farms 1,200 white veal calves each year in Kootwijkerbroek, Holland. The newest barn built in 2014 by G. Van Beek & Co. houses 400 calves and has EASYFIX veal stable floors.
When he compared the calves on wooden slatted floors to the ones on EASYFIX veal stable floors, he noticed that the difference in swollen knees was considerable.
Gerard installed EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber – VR 77 in his new veal barn in Kootwijkerbroek, Holland
The development of the EASYFIX veal slat rubber has been a major breakthrough resulting in cleaner calves, improved levels of comfort and increased performance for veal calves. EASYFIX has over 20 years’ experience designing slat rubber products for beef and dairy animals weighing up to 1800 lbs/ 800kgs. The in-house product designers and a team of experts have used this experience to offer the ultimate welfare-friendly veal housing solution.
There are many benefits associated with installing EASYFIX veal slat rubber such as an increase in calf comfort, welfare and performance. It reduces lameness, swelling in the carpal joints and incidences of bruising and swollen joints in veal calves. The welfare-friendly EASYFIX veal slat rubber is suitable for white and rosé wooden veal slats and it effectively protects and extends the lifespan of them. The rubber is easy to install, clean and maintain ensuring they remain hygienic and calves remain clean. Payback on investing in the rubber slats is generally within 2-3 years and EASYFIX provides a 5-year warranty on all veal slat rubber.
The EASYFIX veal slat rubber has various features some of which include; gold standard ‘Soft Top’ with anti-slip strips, a sloped profile for drainage and air chambers on the underside of the rubber.
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