Rubber floorings in fattening bull housing - research results

Fattening period / weight gain

faster weight gain and shorter fattening period when keeping fattening bulls on KRAIBURG slatted floor coverings made of rubber

Various studies show that keeping fattening bulls on LOSPA swiss slatted floor coverings made of rubber increases daily weight gain.

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Health

soft rubber floorings in fattening bull housing improve animal health

Rubber floorings in fattening bull housing have a positive influence on joint and claw health.

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Preference and lying behaviour

fattening bulls on KRAIBURG slatted floor coverings made of rubber are more active and feel comfortable

What kind of flooring do fattening bulls prefer if they have the choice?
LOSPA swiss slatted floor coverings have positive effects on bulls´ lying behaviour and activity.

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Hygiene

KRAIBURG rubber coverings are hygienic: there is no higher germ formation beneath the mats or on the mat surface

Studies comparing hygiene on different kinds of floors show that there can not be found a higher germ formation on the rubber mat surface or underneath the mats.

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