Procedural costs for cubicles in comparison - Practical Experience
Procedural costs for cubicles in comparison - Practical Experience

Procedural costs for various types of cubicles in comparison

The procedural costs of various operations for different types of cubicle systems were collected. Each operation kept 400 – 1200 dairy cows.

8 operations were compared (state of Saxony, Germany):

  • 5 operations with deep litter cubicles – litter: straw-lime

  • 2 operations with elevated cubicles and rubber mat – litter: lime

  • 1 operation with elevated cubicles and rubber mat – litter: straw

procedural costs for different types of cubicles for dairy cows in comparison

Results:

The average procedural costs per year for elevated cubicles with rubber mat are less than half of the costs for deep litter cubicle systems!

Average costs per year and system (in €):
  investment labour litter technology total

deep litter cubicles

9.98 36.72 42.38 25.28 114.36

elevated cubicles
with
rubber mat

30.00 12.45 3.71 3.08 49.24

Source: Dr. Heidig, Dr. Geidel: „Die perfekte Liegematte?”, topagrar 11/2015

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