Field report about slatted floor coverings for fattening bulls
Field report about slatted floor coverings for fattening bulls

A field report

Oliver Engeli, Engishofen, Switzerland, has a bull fattening farm with 350 animals. He keeps his bulls in fully-slatted pens, which have been covered since 1999 with KRAIBURG slatted floor coverings made of rubber.

Oliver Engeli, Switzerland, field report KRAIBURG LOSPA swiss slatted floor covering for bull fattening„First we covered about half within the pens with LOSPA. There we could observe a clear preference for the soft lying areas. So lower rank animals were not discriminated, I did soon cover the pens completely. So all animals benefit from the improved heat insulation and feel visibly more comfortable.

Getting up is easier due to improved slip resistance and the carpal joints are prevented from damage. Animal culling due to falling-down injuries do practically not occur on the soft floor any more. The animals are more vital and active, even the daily weight gain has improved in the average of many years. The investment has, besides animal welfare, paid off under the aspect of economic efficiency.”

bull fattening farm, Oliver Engeli, SwitzerlandKRAIBURG LOSPA swiss slatted floor covering made of rubber for fattening bulls, Oliver Engeli, Switzerland

KRAIBURG LOSPA swiss slatted floor covering made of rubber for fattening bulls, Oliver Engeli, Switzerland

 

 

KRAIBURG LOSPA SB slatted floor covering with curved surface in bull fattening farm of Oliver Engeli, Switzerland

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