Heavy duty interlocking rubber mats designed for use in feed pads, wintering barns, cowsheds, stables, tie-ups, yards, animal handling areas and horse floats, are fast becoming a trend around the world, especially for cow, equine and deer owners.
Kyllee Henton, Agri-Tech Imports
Comfortable Mats Vs Bed of Nails
What are you actually standing on? Every agri rubber matting company out there says their mats are designed for animal and human comfort, but are they?
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Increased Comfort = Increased Milk = Increased Income
Why invest in rubber mat flooring?
Rubber mats are a long wearing, non-slip surface which is easier on legs and joints. They provide insulation from cold and humidity unlike concrete, and are non-porous making them hygenic and easy to clean. They are proven to have a positive impact on mobility, health, animal behaviour, and for cows, they have shown to increase milk production through improved comfort.
Our mats have been custom designed to last. They are made of heavy duty rubber, are 1.8m x 1.2m x 30mm deep with each piece weighing a staggering 53kgs.
The benefit of the heavy weight means that they lie flat, won’t move easily and don’t curl up in the corners.
On a sloping surface, the uphill side of the first row can be secured with concrete expansion bolts to prevent downhill creeping over time.
Rubber mats are made from a 50:50 blend of recycled rubber and new rubber for sustainability and durability. They have a special air-cushion comfort base and a textured top for increased grip.
Installation & Maintenance
DIY Installation is easy with basic equipment found on most farms. Save money by using existing labour to install. No specialist skills are needed, just a bit of common sense. Scroll through our slideshow to see how we tackle the installation process.
Rubber mats can be cleaned by scraping, hosing and flood-washing. They are ideally suited for green-wash systems.
Easy to clean as they are nonporous, which also makes them perfect for bio-security areas, such as calf sale pens, truck loading pens, etc. as they can be washed with disinfectant and sprayed with viracides.
Rubber mats are fast replacing woodchip which is becoming less available and more expensive every year.
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Installing rubber mat flooring on your farm will provide a range of benefits to the animals, the environment and for everyone working on your property.
Cows can be held on a rubber surface for longer periods than concrete. Experts say that the maximum time for an animal to stand on concrete is 2hours before you start to compromise its welfare. We have housed early transition cows on Comfy Cow Rubber Mats 24/7 for a two week period before they moved to the calving pad and we experienced excellent results.
Rubber mats make it possible to hold cattle in yards for longer periods of time (e.g. standing off before trucking) making it a more comfortable and less stressful experience for the animal. Mats are also used for wintering pads and sheds at runoffs, reducing the need for nutrient transfer between blocks. We also recommend putting the mats at the cow exit in rotary sheds to help prevent lameness.
Increased ability to stand cows off pasture and crops for longer periods of time.
Protects pasture during unseasonal weather events eg flooding/snow.
Prevents pasture pugging in wet weather and reduces the time that cows are standing or sitting in mud.
Helps protect soil structure by removing cattle from pasture at vulnerable times.
Helps prevent nutrient loss by using existing shed or feedpad/barn effluent capture systems.
The rubber mats are ideal for share-milkers and contract milkers because they can be picked up and moved when heading to a new farm, or, sold if they are no longer required.