KURA walkway floorings for dairy cows – field report
KURA walkway floorings for dairy cows – field report

Agricultural Company Ltd. Prösen, Prösen, Germany

Agricultural Company Prösen, Germany, Waldemar Dietrich, field report 10 years KRAIBURG KURA walkway flooring in the dairy cow cubicle houseProfile:

  • 320 dairy cows
  • paved concrete walkways with 270 m² KURA P
  • since 2002
  • extension with a milking robot with 86 m² KURA S and 139 m² pediKURA® P system
  • new construction with 163 m² system pediKURA® S and 913 m² pediKURA® P system
  • since 2009

The old dairy cow cubicle house of the Prösen agricultural company was one of the first test farms where KURA walking area mats were installed.
The operation with mobile manure removal (with a scraper) was particularly tested here.

The new extension with the milking robot and the new dairy cow cubicle house, constructed in 2009, were also equipped with KURA and pediKURA®.

Waldemar Dietrich:

“The floor had become too slippery through mobile manure removal with the scraper. I didn’t want to roughen it, because I was afraid that would cause claw damage. I wanted the cows to show their heat better. On the old slippery floor they did it once and then never again afterwards.

With the KRAIBURG mats this has become much better. Nowadays we observe five to six mountings during heat. This is the advantage of this mat. Claw health has improved, too.

The quality is good. We still have the same mats in the cubicle house from back then and no abrasion has appeared. In the new cubicle house (2009), we installed KURA P again and pediKURA® in the crossovers. According to our claw trimmer there is not more horn growth. Claw trimming is now more prophylactic, i.e. done for checking the claws.

With four milking robots we have free cow traffic. The cows need to be able to walk well to get to there, but it’s obvious: the cows move well.”

KURA S slatted floor covering in the dairy cow cubicle hosue with milking robot, Agricultural Company Prösen, Germany

KRAIBURG KURA P walking alley flooring made of rubber in the dairy cow cubicle house, Agricultural Company Prösen, Germany

KRAIBURG KURA P walking alley flooring made of rubber in the dairy cow cubicle house, Agricultural Company Prösen, GermanyKRAIBURG KURA P walking alley flooring made of rubber in the cattle house, Agricultural Company Prösen, Germany

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