Hans & Marloes Luijerink, Holland
EASYFIX VEAL SLAT RUBBER CHOSEN BY HANS LUIJERINKS
EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber was installed by Hans and Marloes Luijerink over 6 years ago. The Luijerinks live in Overdinkel, Holland and run a long-established rosé veal calf company with 3,200 calves. In 2010, they started experimenting by installing different types of flooring. The Luijerinks have tried and tested many different companies before finding the perfect welfare-friendly veal stable floor solution.
EASYFIX VEAL SLAT RUBBER DELIVERS RESULTS
The EASYFIX floor stood out to them, and they decided to continue installing it in more of their barns. They now have it in full use for approximately 6 years in multiple barns. They believe it has delivered some pretty good results. According to the Luijerink’s the most important factor is that it is socially responsible, and they now offer a better level of animal protection.
The calves display natural behaviour on the rubber floors, they get mischievous. The veal calves also have fewer leg problems and it has almost eliminated any carpal joint issues they had prior to installing the EASYFIX slat rubber. Growth rates have increased, by about 3/4 kg per slaughtered calf. This makes a meaningful difference and they believe the calves really benefit from the flooring. Being socially responsible is important, but they also need to ensure that there is a payback. The rubber flooring is an expensive investment, but they believe it definitely delivers returns and they hope to lay more EASYFIX slat rubber floors in the future.
EASYFIX VEAL SLAT RUBBER HAS NUMEROUS BENEFITS
EASYFIX VR 110/VR 130 is a patented two strip rubber flooring covering for concrete and wooden slats. The natural rubber covering is attached with our patented rubber wedge system.
EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber features the ‘Gold Standard Soft Top’ and was developed specifically for the white and rosé veal industry. The sloped surface ensures the fast removal of waste material ensuring
calves have a dry and clean surface to lie on. Air chambers on the underside create an insulating barrier, which improves the comfort of calves.
The development of this product 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. All EASYFIX Veal Slat Rubber comes with a 5 year warranty.
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