DeLaval™ cow mattress M100
Unique softness and long term cow comfort
Rest your cows, raise your
The modern dairy cow leads a busy life.
She rises about 20 times per day to eat,
drink, defecate or be milked. Then
down again to rest and ruminate
because this is her natural behavior.
Each time she lies down, she puts about
2/3 of her body weight on her front
knees, which drop freely to the floor
from a height of 12 to 15 inches.
Given a free choice, your cows will
spend about 60 percent of their time
lying down. But if doing so is painful
because of the impact their knees must
endure, this can cause so much
suffering that they will remain standing.
Standing too long will change a cow's
natural behavior cycle, her feed plus
water intake can decrease and her
nutrition utilization will suffer.
On the other hand, we would like to
encourage her to get up again, so that
she does not defecate and urinate
while lying down. This keeps the stall
cleaner and dryer – providing more
comfort with less risk of stress and
injury due to slipping. Ideally, your
cows should be able to get up and lie
down comfortably for as long as they
want to promote cow health, well being
and comfort. It will result in less stress,
better digestion and improved milk
yield, through increased blood flow*.
It also plays an important prophylactics
role for foot lesions and aids the
recovery of such lesions.
mattress M100 is one
of the DeLaval
solutions that provides
long term comfort for
your cows. This can
give you a healthier
herd, higher milk yield
* J.Britt, School of Veterinary Medicine, Utah, USA.
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The manufacturer reserves the right to make design changes.
Let your pocket reap the rewards
Painless lying and rising, natural soft lying conditions,
hygiene, dryness and no slipping, combined with the right
proportions of lying, eating, walking and dri