renovation of slatted floor in calf rearing - Practical Experience
renovation of slatted floor in calf rearing - Practical Experience

Calf rearing: Renovation of slatted floors

In the following example the concrete slatted floor (3 cm slit width) has been covered with the soft rubber covering KURA S and therefore fulfills the following legal requirements:

German regulation for keeping calves on slatted floors (TierSchNutztV § 6):

  • foot-sure & slip-resistant floor
  • lying area: should avoid heat dissipation
  • floor must not pose a risk for claw and joint injuries
  • allowed slit width:
    • concrete: 2.5 cm
    • elastic covering: 3 cm


  • 30 calves
  • slatted floor with KURA S

Before renovation

Before renovation the slit width in the concrete slatted floor was 3 cm which is not allowed in calf rearing

After renovation

The concrete slatted floor was covered with tailor-made KRAIBURG KURA S rubber mats, 3 cm slit width in rubber flooring is allowed in calf rearing

KURA S mats were installed on the slatted floor:

The pictures show how KRAIBURG KURA S slatted floor coverings are installed, they are fastened with rubber pegs

This is how the tailor-made manufacturing of the slatted floor covers works:
slatted floor is measured for producing tailor-made slatted floor coverins made of rubber with CAD software the slatted floor coverings are individually dimensioned the slatted floor coverings made of rubber are cut out with water jet technology individually tailor-made slatted floor coverings have been produced
slatted floor is measured

with modern CAD software the mats are individually

based on the CAD created drawing, the slits are cut exactly into the mats with innovative water jet technology

Farmer Andreas Drodofsky:

"Due to the installation of the mats, the existing slatted floors can be used for calf rearing according to the calf rearing regulation. Therefore an expensive and elaborate replacement of the concrete slatted floors wasn't necessary."

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