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On the Brandstetter farm special emphasis is placed on work efficiency and automation. A slat robot cleans the slatted floor, the feeding butler feeds the cows at the feeding table and the milking is done by a milking robot.
In April 2010 the cows were moved from a tying stall into loose housing. The elevated cubicles and all walkways are covered with rubber mats.
"We had seen the rubber mats on various other farms and they appealed to us.
I think rubber is ideal for slatted floors. The manure can be pushed through the slits well – so the floor always remains dry and clean. Cleaning with the slat robot works perfectly.
Since the cows moved into the new cubicle house we have never had floor-caused problems or injuries.
We are very satisfied with claw health, too. You cannot save directly on claw care, it is integral, but it is actually more for care and checking. We don’t have any more claw injuries like we did in tying stall housing.
It is especially important with the milking robot that the cows walk well and like to walk, because otherwise they don’t go for milking on their own.
Last but not least, even for us it is much nicer to stand and walk on rubber mats and it is safer. On the whole we are very pleased and would do everything the same way again."