Are the rubber animal mats important for Cow Health?
Rubber animal mats are, in short, a kind of mat that has a special design for animals. And their material is rubber because it is the most proper material for animals. We normally know this from cats or dogs. Most of the people who own them use rubber mats for their pets. But this time the topic is about a bigger animal; cows. When you use bigger mats for cows, it becomes cow mats.
Traditional barns didn’t have cow mats. It is very new to use mats for cows. But once people realized how important and beneficial are these mats, most farmers prefer them now. But the real question and wonder about them is; how rubber cow mats affect cow health? Are the cow mats beneficial for the well-being of the animals? In this article, we will talk about the features of cow mats. And we will try to find answers to these questions.
What are Mats for Cow Health?
Cow mats are specially designed mats for cows to sleep. They are generally 30mm to 65mm thick. Cows spend 8 hours of the day sleeping and ruminating. This period is important because they produce milk at this time. And when you use mats for the cows, you can increase this time up to 12 hours. This 4-hour-extra-time results in more fertility for the animals. You can increase the productivity of the cattle by an average of %2-3. As the animals feel more comfortable, they spend more time resting.
On the other hand, there are some other issues about illnesses. We don’t want to create health problems with more resting time. Some diseases are caused by resting places. The spot should be neat and dry. Also, the attractive feature of rubber cow mats is not relaxation. For cows, neat and dry spots are very important. Standing longer than normal on their feet or more time bedding causes some other health issues.
By the way, standing on a wet and solid surface may also cause some other illnesses. This may create some foot or nail diseases. All these problems may create stress, decrease productivity, or even cause the death of the animal.
So all of these reasons and issues come to a conclusion, cow mats. So what are the features them? Here are the general features of rubber cow mats.
Features of Rubber Cow Mats
To see the features, we will have some sub-headers.
Quality Criteria for Cow Mats
- Heath insulation,
- Easiness of cleaning,
- Easiness of maintenance,
- The mat has 20-30 mm of hardened rubber,
- It is non-slippery,
- No flaw with the view,
- Easily mantle and dismantle,
- Requires minimum labor.
These are the general benefits of rubber cow mats. So when we come to our question, are they beneficial for cow health? Actually, we have already answered, and it is a YES. These mats are very hygienic and beneficial for cattle. In fact, they protect them from so many kinds of diseases. They are very important both for the cows and their owners, farmers.
As Hatko Company, we are in this business for many years. We have other kinds of products like sports equipment, sports fields, and other products. Cow mats are one of these other products. As you can understand from our other works, quality is our biggest sine qua non. We make our own researches and improve our methods and materials. Cow mats are one of the most valuable masterpieces of our portfolio. For more questions and assistance, please contact us.