Hans & Marloes Luijerink, Holland
VEAL CALVES WELFARE-FRIENDLY FLOORING SOLUTIONS
Veal Calves Farmers have become increasingly committed to providing welfare-friendly environments for their calves, they are therefore continuously adopting more socially responsible practices such as installing EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber in their veal housing facilities.
THE LUIJERINKS FAMILY
We visited the Luijerink’s family farm in Holland recently and witnessed first hand the benefits of installing the EASYFIX veal slat rubber. Hans and Marloes Luijerink first installed EASYFIX slat rubber over 6 years ago. The Luijerinks farm is based in Overdrinkel, Holland and has a well-established rosé veal calves company with approximately 3,200 calves.
A number of years ago Hans decided to start experimenting by installing various types of flooring, he tried and tested numerous types before installing the EASYFIX slat rubber. According to Hans the EASYFIX veal slat rubber stood out to him for a number of reasons and most importantly due to the fact that it is welfare-friendly and provides veal calves with enhanced animal protection and a comfortable environment to live in.
BENEFITS OF INSTALLING VEAL SLAT RUBBER FOR VEAL CALVES
Hans explained that his calves display natural behavior on the rubber flooring and that he also found a dramatic reduction in the amount of leg problems in his calves as well as almost eliminating carpol joint issues, which Hans had previously dealt with prior to installing the welfare-friendly EASYFIX Flooring. According to Hans;
“Growth rates have increased, by about 3/4 kg per slaughtered calf. This makes a meaningful difference and I truly believe that our calves really benefit from the flooring. Being socially responsible is important to us, but we also wanted to ensure that we received a return on our investment and we are extremely happy with how it has worked out for us. We will most certainly install EASYFIX flooring in the future.”
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