When a milker continually works in an overstretched or physiologically unsuitable position for extended periods, musculoskeletal problems may occur. Milking should be easy, safe and pleasant, and it is important that the work station is designed to be ergonomically correct.
Oubaas and Rene Pretorius love their time farming. “I’ve done it my entire life,” Oubaas says “and it’s all I want to do.” This way of life is “only possible thanks to the matting” he’s had installed in the pit of his dairy farm. What may seem at first like an exaggeration makes perfect sense after he describes the tough times of recent years.
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.
For John Begley the change to Numat rubber matting was needed after a challenge arose from new construction.
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.
Wayne says KuraMat on his feedpads saved his farm. The wettest Waikato winter in 30 years meant he had to standoff his cows for a solid month. The result? He came through it with no cow losses, no pasture damage and no worries while others in the region without similar matting really suffered.