Numat rubber has a proven grip surface so cows are calmer when standing. And it’s warmer, quieter and more comfortable. This all adds up to improved animal flow, faster milking and increased milk production. But most of all reduced the risk of the cow slipping off the platform.
Kaimanawa Farms is located in Kurow, North Otago. The farm milks 1500 cows twice a day on a 60 bale rotary. They’ve had Numat matting on their yard, entry/exit, and bales for 4 years and have seen a major reduction in lameness.
Henry Schipper installed Numat rubber matting on his yard in Kopaurahi in 2010, after major issues with pugging in wintertime.
Bryce Anderton was faced with a number of lame cows when he first moved farms. When he moved a second time he was determined history wouldn’t repeat. That meant making quality rotary and stand-off matting a top priority.
“Sore feet” is the straightforward answer given by Gordon David when asked the reasons behind his purchase of new matting for his 300-strong dairy herd.
When Merv McCabe went looking for a solution to his effluent containment and lame cow problems he considered a few different options including white gravel, concrete, and rubber matting.