Herd Lameness and Productivity

Posted on Aug 07, 2017 in Lame Cows

When it comes to productivity, herd lameness is one of the primary issues facing the dairy industry today. Over the last 25 years, a range of studies have shown few improvements have been made to rectify this issue. It is with a better understanding of this epidemic and its potential solutions that the dairy industry can increase productivity and thus profitability. 

Cows spend a lot of time walking on concrete flooring in their stalls which puts a lot of stress on their hooves.

What causes herd lameness?

Cows spend a lot of time walking on concrete flooring in their stalls which puts a lot of stress on their hooves. Stress on the hooves can cause issues such as weak pasterns and splay toes which increase the lameness within a cow. With the increasing amount of herd lameness, there needs to be a solution in order to decrease lameness and increase productivity. We believe we have the solution for such a problem. 

Rubber matting 

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By placing rubber matting on the concrete areas where cows would normally be walking, herd lameness could be decreased and have a profound impact on cattle productivity. EasyFix offers a wide range of rubber matting options from the SuperGrip Dairy Mat to the SuperGrip Chevron Meter Mat. These mats can increase cow comfort and even reduce slipping and injuries. We believe our rubber matting is the solution to the herd lameness epidemic facing the dairy industry today.

We would love to help your farm deal with the issue of cattle lameness. If you have any question about cattle lameness or the products we offer to combat it, please contact us today. 

 

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