Hugh got Numat’s Kura Rubber Matting installed in 2020 to help reduce the number of cows going lame and to improve cow comfort and welfare.
For Eloise Stevenson the decision to improve the flooring for her barn’s main entrance with Numat rubber matting was an easy one.
The matting reduced pugging, allowing Richard and son, Johan, to bring their farm up to 2400 cover, ready for calving season.
The Hines’ dairy farm in Motumauoho has had Numat rubber down for near on nine years. Matthew Murdock, who has been managing the farm’s herd for the past two years, says its one of the best...
“You can see that, given hay or matting, the cows definitely prefer the matting when given the choice.”
Dairy farming in Central Southland for 14 years, Paul Hardegger has seen first-hand how rubber matting improves cow wellbeing, track maintenance, and farm productivity.
Henry Schipper has had our rubber matting in his yard for just under 10 years. His favourite aspects of the mats are durability and cow comfort.
“Previously, in late winter and spring, the decision to stand cows off was often compromised by deteriorating conditions on the stand-off area. Now the only criteria is, do they need to stand...
The stable matting at Almaree Park is modern, easy to clean, and non-slip.
The new rubber matting for the feedpad at Normandy Land, Matamata is durable, long-lasting and perfect for the cows’ well-being.
The deer at Thornicroft Station no longer get swollen legs, all thanks to Numat’s Unimat.
All thanks to the soft-cushioning of the ComfortZone foam mats, which ease foot, leg and back pressure on the staff.
The durable, user-friendly rubber matting that is now installed at Raincliff Station allows for increased comfort for the deer and workers alike.
Otago Deer Transport has been using Numat stock crate mats in their specialized deer crates for 12 years.
When it came to renovating her horse float, Kayla Redshaw knew rubber matting was a must.
Dairy farmer Peter Marwood says he discovered Numat at the Mystery Creek Fieldays and decided to install the ErgoMat in the pit of his shed and also in his daughter’s horse stable.
Stepping back onto the cold hard concrete of the pit floor after a broken back just about destroyed Oubaas Pretorius. Fortunately, he found ComfortZone Pit Mat and is now back doing what he loves.
They may have hides like Rhinoceros’s, but the Rhinos at Hamilton Zoo still need their creature comforts.
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A major reduction in lameness and a big increase in cow comfort – it’s a good news dairying story straight out of the Waitaki Valley.
When the Wilson Sisters noticed their horses slipping on the concrete floors in their Northland stables they went looking for a solution. They found it in the form of Numat’s Unimat stable matting.
A major reduction in foot problems and an effluent containment problem under control has made this Legend mat installation a breathtaking success.
Location: Te Awamutu | Product: Unimat | Size: 215 square meters
“Since applying the mat he loads straight up first time with no issues. He also unloads well and doesn’t try pull me down the ramp.”
Time and costs associated with maintenance and labour were creeping up. It seemed the best way to address this was to install rubber matting. Numat’s Kura was the answer.
“It really has improved cow flow – they’re practically running across it.”
“The matting was the best economic option for us. As a stand-off pad, I would say it will pay for itself in less than 10 years.”
“The cows love it. There have been no rips or tearing and no mess – after a bit of rain it looks as good as new.”
“The horses are happy to lie on the rubber matting, which eliminates the need for straw or sawdust.”
The wettest Waikato winter in 30 years meant Wayne had to standoff his cows on Kura matting for a solid month. The results were astounding.
Southland farmer Barry Pannett was having major problems with crook joints and cows skinning themselves on concrete slats in his three herd homes.
Ascot Farms in Cambridge needed a horse walker mat that was thicker, stronger and more durable than what they’d previously had. Kura was the obvious choice.
Deer hooves on concrete floors make for a noisy day at the office. For Te Awamutu velvet farmer, John Hunter, relief came in the form of Numat’s UniMat rubber matting.