The Wright AB ECO-Floor has a walking surface split evenly between concrete and rubber. Cow mats and post-fix rubber slat mats can be problematic as cows can lie in the wrong place or do not get enough hoof wear. The ECO-Floor combination guarantees sufficient wear on the hooves whilst offering the comfort and grip of rubber. The surface is even, and free of sharp edges, providing comfort and ‘walkability’ for the cows.
The floor surface is profiled, offering excellent manure drainage. The rubber inserts are securely protected within the concrete product allowing surface scrapers to pass unobstructed and effectively across the ECO-Floor.
German research institute DLG independently tested the ECO-Floor showing significant welfare benefits. It is now being used by more than 700 dairy farms across the EU catering for over 60,000 cows.
Dairy cattle should be as active as possible. They are more active on the ECO-Floor than on standard concrete slats. Increased activity implies a better spread of feeding intervals and an improved energy intake. The increased confidence in walking improves general cow health & heat detection.