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High Welfare Floor

Cattle farming is changing. Technological developments and high consumer demands with regard to animal welfare and the environment are the driving these changes. High Welfare Floor addresses these demands, and more, with an innovative barn-floor concept.

The working principle of the floor is based on immediate separation of animal waste; solid manure remains on the floor surface, to be automatically cleaned by a non-intrusive barn-robot and liquid drains through the floor into the Permavoid drainage layer, where it is easily removed from the stable.

This results in a considerable reduction of ammonia released to the atmosphere. And the immediate separation of solid and fluid manure fractions allows the dairy farmer to deal with the minerals from his own farm in a far more efficient manner, reducing fertilizer dependency.

A major benefit of the High Welfare Floor is the soft, comfortable surface. Animals may stand and lie down wherever they want to, because the floor is always dry. As a result, we expect the cows to suffer far fewer hoof problems. Also the fact that cows in freestall barns can walk and lie down wherever they want to, will make a huge contribution to the animal welfare.

For the entrepreneur, HWF is less labour-intensive and negates the need for sawdust or straw in the barn or cubicles. Thus saves money, labour and reduces the farmers exposure to airborne particulate matter.

A new foundation for cattle farming: reduce costs, save the environment and improve animal welfare

The many benefits

A major benefit of the High Welfare Floor is the soft, comfortable surface. Animals may stand and lie down wherever they want to, because the floor is always dry. As a result, we expect the cows to suffer far fewer hoof problems. Also the fact that cows in freestall barns can walk and lie down wherever they want to, will make a huge contribution to the animal welfare.

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