The natural rubber surface replicates the feel of real pasture, immediately putting the animals at ease and reducing the incidence of lameness and falls. Cleaning is easy, using half the water than you would with concrete.
In the past, Henry had used other options including sawdust pads, but they would become mucky and cause leaching, which was no longer a viable solution.
Andrew Gillespie had wanted protection for his 650-strong dairy herd for some time and had been weighing up the options for rubber matting. Now, looking back, he said, “it’s one of those things you could regret not doing sooner.”
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.
Rex 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 management tools he has for looking after the wellbeing of the cows and the pasture.
From stand-off pads to herringbone platforms, Numat surfacing is used in a large number of ways around New Zealand’s farms. In Southland a clever combination between a quality surface and a comfortable Herdhome® is proving a winning one…