Numats Entry and Exit Matting consists of high-quality durable rubber that stands the test of time in this high traffic area. The soft rubber replicates natural pasture, relieving stress on the cows during a crucial time in the production process.
“We have a fairly modern cowshed, but needed to build on to it,” said John. “Putting a ramp up the back was part of this project. However the angled concrete here proved slippery for the cows – and we were having problems with them on it.”
Lucas Allcock knew what he wanted. The Te Awamutu farmer needed matting with “a thick grip that was long lasting” for his 270-stong herd.
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.
“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 off?”