Providing comfortable, slip-resistant surfaces for cows to walk on facilitates natural cow behaviour. When allowed a choice, cows often prefer to stand or walk on a rubber surface rather than on concrete. Installing rubber floor coverage in your barn, or in the milking parlour and the waiting area, can improve the daily routine of eating, drinking, walking and resting. Rubber coverage on a slatted or solid floor will encourage confident walking and comfortable standing.
Dairy farmers are well aware that the health of their herd’s hooves is essential to maximum milk production and quality, and DeLaval’s hoof care products ensures that cows are always well cared-for.
Fences & gates
Animals enjoy spending time outside the barn in rain or sunshine and this activity represents labour-free animal welfare. It is also easier to monitor conditions like heat or locomotion score outside the barn. DeLaval offers strong and safe pen partitions for efficient outdoor animal containment.