Text by Patrick Dupuis
“Using carpets and mattresses in free-stall barns contributes to the well-being and productivity of cows,” said Martin Arseneault of BMR Group. Kraiburg brand products are ideal to provide cows with the greatest comfort.
“If you want to produce milk in a cost-effective way, your cows need to be healthy and comfortably housed,” said Maria Baumgartner, Engineer, Kraiburg. “Studies have shown that soft carpets and mattresses, compared to hard surfaces, increase milk production, and reduce udder infections, teat injuries, and early culling. So, soft flooring can help keep cows as comfortable as possible.”
Ms. Baumgartner also noted that in addition to providing cows with stalls that are well adapted to their physiognomy, providing them with top-quality carpets and mattresses is key. She said that for 52 years now, Kraiburg Elastik, a German company based in Bavaria, has been developing and manufacturing innovative, high-quality rubber carpets and mattresses for dairy farming.
Kraiburg is a leader in this market, making carpets and mattresses for every herd and with different degrees of softness, such as the premium KEW Plus mattress, which is six centimetres thick, and the KIM LongLine carpet, which is three centimetres thick.
Kraiburg brand carpets are known for their superior durability—they retain their shape and remain soft even after many years of use. “They also help protect the environment, as they are made of high-quality rubber derived from resource-efficient production,” Ms. Baumgartner said.
She added that the rubber carpets have an integrated slope at the back, which means that they dry well, even after they have been soiled. This makes them very easy to keep clean and in good condition. With attachment points at the front and simple setup instructions, farmers can install these carpets themselves in no time at all. And, Ms. Baumgartner noted, all Kraiburg carpets are guaranteed for up to 10 years and meet the strictest and most rigorous standards set by independent certification bodies.
Kraiburg brand products are available from your Agrizone dealer. Kraiburg offers rubber carpets and mattresses specially designed for dairy herds and adapted to all their needs.
Cow comfort for better welfare and productivity. Comfortable resting and walking areas are key to high milk yields and long lives!
Benefits of Kraiburg carpets and mattresses
- Slip and fall injuries
- Udder diseases and teat injuries
- Veterinary fees
- Milk production
For more information on Kraiburg products, visit your Agrizone dealer or write us an email at [email protected].