If your dairy cattle are on slats 100% of the time, then Comfort Slat Mats are a necessity. Bare concrete can cause lameness in your cattle, but our Comfort Slat Mats will significantly reduce the chances of that occurring. A comfortable cow will live a longer life and increase milk production. We have a unique design to our curved features of the mat which allow manure and urine to go into the pit very quickly. This results in a cleaner, dryer floor that will help in preventing the spread of mastitis and bacteria. The gripping properties of these mats also allow for better heat detection. For example: A bull that is not comfortable with his footing is less likely to mount, whereas cattle with good footing will be more likely to mount, a pretty good sign that the cows are in heat.
As you've read, there are a lot of benefits from using Comfort Slat Mats, and here are some additional items you should consider when deciding on a pit barn:
- Durable materials
- Environmentally friendly
- Reduced ammonia emission (by up to 40%!)
- No bedding to buy, haul or clean up
- Retention of nutrition in waste
We think you'll agree that a pitted barn allows for a better life for you and your family, basically eliminating the weather factor from your chore schedule, while leaving more time for things that matter. We encourage you to go and talk with someone that has Comfort Slat Mats about their barn. Comfort Slat Mats have changed the game when it comes to slatted barns. Feel free to give us a call.
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