The natural rubber surface replicates the feel of real pasture, immediately putting the animals at ease and reducing the incidence of lameness and falls.
The reason behind this purchase was plainly evident at each feeding time. “We were having problems with the cows coming up to feed. The big Friesians were jamming up and pushing each other. As a result, we were getting a lot of lameness in the herd.”
Waitaki dairy farmer, Hamish McFarlane, had a continual issue with pugging on the lead on race to his herringbone cow shed. Annual maintenance costs were becoming a burden and Hamish was looking for a better solution.
For Richard van Ras, Numat’s rubber matting was a lifesaver. The matting reduced pugging, allowing Richard and son, Johan, to bring their farm up to 2400 cover, ready for calving season.
Situated in Waharoa, just outside of Matamata, Normandy Land is a cow farm that needed new feedpad matting to ensure the cows’ comfortability.