emission reduction in the dairy cow house – solutions with rubber floorings
emission reduction in the dairy cow house – solutions with rubber floorings

Emission reduction: potential solutions

Reduction of ammonia emissions

Many countries have committed themselves to reduce ammonia emissions. These are mainly caused by agriculture. Cattle husbandry accounts for the largest share of this. Apart from slurry storage and application, housing construction measures are coming into focus more and more.

However, there are currently no concrete guidelines for implementation. Moreover, animal welfare should not be ignored. Possible solutions often contain several components. The success of a system also depends heavily on housing management. Measures combining both environmental protection and animal welfare will become interesting in the near future.

How does ammonia develop in the cow house?

The urea in the urine is split into ammonia and carbon dioxide by the enzyme urease within a short time. Important factors besides the house climate are the floor condition and its cleanliness.

How can ammonia emissions be reduced?

  • rapid urine drainage, associated with frequent cleaning
  • minimized soiled surfaces, e.g. elevated feed stalls (see LENTA » )

We will be pleased to advice you!

Results from the experimental dairy housing Agroscope, Tänikon, CH

Ammonia reduction with KRAIBURG walking area coverings

ammonia reduction in the dairy cow house with KRAIBURG walking area mats made of rubber in the experimental dairy housing Agroscope, Tänikon, Switzerland

Animal and environmental protection hand in hand!

*sources: Zähner, Poteko, Zeyer, Schrade, 2017; Schrade, Steiner, 2012;
picture: Agroscope, 2016

Potential solutions:

profiKURA P

profiKURA P (-Emissionen)

For paved / concrete floor with a slope:

  • with 3 % slope towards urine-collecting gutter
  • animal-friendly softness, optimized claw abrasion and improved grip
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KURA SB

KURA SB Spaltenbodenbelag aus Gummi für Kälbermast und Fresser

For common longitudinal and transverse slats

  • curved surface with slope towards the slit reduces the release of ammonia

  • tailor-made for every slatted floor geometry

  • even better surefootedness
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