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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®.
“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.”