Cow Comfort

Kraiburg Mats & Flooring

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Cow lameness and hoof injuries can often be an issue in dairies. One effective way to help prevent this is to install flooring that provides the cows with a comfortable environment for walking and standing. Kraiburg rubber is made with the highest quality materials in Germany and studies have shown dramatic decreases in claw damage when switching from a concrete floor to a Kraiburg floor mat. In addition to the benefit it has on hoof health, studies have shown the cows have an increased confident level (increased mounting), increased caudal licking and improved mobility and activity (over a half mile per day). From a business standpoint investing in Kraiburg rubber flooring will increase milk yield, decrease claw treatment costs, decrease stock replacement costs and improve fertility. All Kraiburg flooring comes with a 5 year warranty.

The Kraiburg stall mats are rated by their level of softness and come in both rolls and individual mats. The KIM mat is geared towards heifers, KKM, WELA and the KEW Plus is the three main mats for cows. The mats range in thickness from 1 1/16″ (KIM), 1 1/4″ (KKM), 1 3/4″ (WELA) to 2.5″ (KEW). Each mat has sealing lips on the lower side that minimizes soiling underneath the mat. Kraiburg stall mat studies have shown steady improvement in hock and joint injuries and extreme durability with very little loss in mat softness over time. All Kraiburg stall mats come with a 10 year warranty in free stall barns and the foam used underneath the KEW plus has a 5 year warranty.

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June 27, 2016

On June 2, 2016 milk producers from across Canada participated in the Milk Matters Day Rally on Parliament Hill to showcase the importance of Canadian milk and celebrate International Milk Day.  The…

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