Rubber matting boosts cow flow

Published 14 November 13

Dr Nick Bell and his team at the Royal Veterinary College have found positive changes in cow flow following the installation of rubber matting in the milking parlour.  On average, cows entered the milking parlour 30 seconds quicker after the rubber matting was installed. Dr Bell concludes that the installation of rubber matting in the parlour can improve cow flow and help improve milking efficiency. “Reducing standing time and improving cow flow is likely to improve foot health,” he adds.

 

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