Want to improve your dairy's bottom line with higher production and improved milk quality? Then start with an upgrade to the resting areas for your herd. With cattle spending about 12-14 hours resting, that is the activity to pay the most attention to. What's happening while they are lying about? They are crafting the final product, milk. Improve conditions for resting behaviors and you improve quality and yield of your herd's milk production.
"Studies have revealed that quality and length of rest is directly linked with the production of growth hormones, hoof health, milk yield"
Strongest Drive: The desire to lie down and rest is an even stronger drive within cattle than their desire to eat or socialize. If this priority behavioral need is not met, every other physiological factor of the cow is impaired. Studies have revealed that quality and length of rest is directly linked with the production of growth hormones, hoof health, milk yield and even natural movement when the cow finally decides to get up and get mobile. This makes a quality cow bed the most important feature of any cattle welfare plan.
Foam Mattress Cow Bed: EasyFix provides the best solutions for cow comfort with cow mattresses crafted of the highest quality latex foam. Two thicknesses are available, 25mm or a double layer for 50mm of foam for maximum comfort. The non-porous surface is hygienic while also providing the right kind of traction the animal needs as it lowers to a resting position or rises to stand and begin locomotion. Designed as an interlocking system, it is easy to configure a mattress pattern to suit the layout of any barn.
If you are ready to integrate the best cow comfort solution into your dairy barn, please contact us. Our product specialists are committed to the comfort of dairy cattle as well as the economic benefits your dairy will enjoy by upgrading.
Cow Comfort Vital for Optimum Milk Production
This Free download discusses:
- The time budget of dairy cows
- Comparison charts of all forms of bedding
- Bedding recommendations.