ELEVATED PLATFORM FOR ENHANCED FEEDING
DAIRY COW FEED INTAKE WITH LESS STRESS
The Swiss Agroscope Confederation has studied and approved the concept of a step in front of the headlocks for better feed ingestion.
The Feeding Step is a composite material intended to create a platform positioned the length of the headlocks for dairy cows.
- The Feeding Step is a flexible and non-slip rubber 10mm (0.4 in.) thick with a double woven textile inlay and supported by plastic blocks.
- The headlocks are equipped with dividers every second cow.
- Given that the hooves are elevated, cows are undisturbed by the passage of the scraper which is farther back and can be programmed to scrape more often to obtain drier alleys and less ammonia (NH3) emissions.
- Built-in slope allows liquids to drain. The environment is cleaner and the hooves stay drier.
- The system eliminates competition and stress while optimizing feed intake.
- Easily adaptable to new and existing barns. The patented Feeding Step reduces competition and allows optimal feeding followed by a comfortable rest period.
Length: 1600 mm (5.25 feet)
Height: at the headlocks: 130 mm (5+ inches); at the end of the slope (alley side): 115 mm (4.5 inches)