The installation of rubber matting in the milking parlour is something that many farmers should consider given the many benefits it brings.
Rubber in the milking parlour can provide many benefits for both the cow and the farmer. Milking times are shorter, cow flow increased, cows don’t slip and get injured and cows are more willing to come into the parlour.
There has been extensive research conducted worldwide on the use of rubber flooring in the milking parlour and at EASYFIX, we have conducted research with Kingston Maurward Agricultural College UK under the guidance of Dr Nick Bell who has extensive knowledge and experience of lameness in dairy cows.
The project measured animal behaviour in the parlour on concrete, and again with rubber installed.
The key findings of the research were that cows on rubber were milked on average 27seconds faster.
The main reasons for this are:
We provide an extensive range of Parlour Matting Solutions:
The installation process can easily take place in between milkings.
If you would like to discuss any of the above options for your parlour, please feel free to contact us for more information.
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