Friedrich & Klemens Schnieders, Germany
VEAL FLOORING SOLUTIONS DESIGNED BY EASYFIX & CHOSEN BY FARMERS WORLDWIDE
The Schnieder brothers are Veal farmers from Germany. We visited their farm to catch up with them and see how our product has worked for them.
Friedrich Schniders and twin borther Klemens Schnieders have operated a veal farming business since they were in school. Originally the brothers farmed in their hometown before moving to the outskirts to set up a larger farming facility in 2013. They now deliver white veal calves for the company Denkavit. The Schnieder’s mentioned that the veal industry is constantly growing and that it is a lucrative business to be in at the moment.
VEAL FLOORING SOLUTIONS BY EASYFIX PROVIDE RESULTS
In recent years the Schnieder’s have observed the continuous developments within the veal calves industry. They believe that installing a welfare-friendly rubber floor works better for the calves overall comfort and performance. They visited various farms located in Holland and came to the conclusion that the calves lie and walk better on rubber flooring. After carrying out extensive research the brothers made the decision to install EASYFIX veal slat rubber in their barns.
EASYFIX RUBBER FLOORING ENHANCES CALF COMFORT
The Schnieder’s observed that, when the calves feel comfortable they gain more weight, they need less medicine and the air in the stables improves. They found that in their stables the air quality is much better, as the manure drains much quicker, the direct results of this are rapid weight gain, fewer expenses for medicine and more comfort for the calves. They believe that an animal that feels comfortable will automatically gain more weight.
According to Friedrich;
“We really liked that the EASYFIX rubber has a soft inside, much softer than other rubbers floorings. We also particularly liked the fact it has air chambers beneath the rubber, all of these features assist in enhancing the calves comfort levels. We found that calves with bone problems or calves that do not have strong bones, who lie on EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber flooring, will develop strong bones. We have never had a calf whose bone problems, did not disappear”
The Schnieder brothers installed the EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber VR 110/ VR 130 if you would like more information on this product or any of our range get in contact.