Feeding Step is a composite platform installed along the headlocks. It meets the needs of the animal and gives the cow a longer feeding time without being disturbed during the scraping of the alley.
Improving comfort during feed intake.
Feeding Step allows stressless feed intake without competition between animals. The cows are no longer disturbed by the scraper passage during their meal, which brings serenity and comfort to the animal. Food intake is therefore continuous until satiety. The ration is then valued at 100% for maximum milk production.
Feeding Step optimizes feed intake. The flexible and non-slip flooring reassures the cow, prevents slipping and stops the discomfort of concrete while preserving the joints. The dividers installed every 2 cows, prevent jostling, from the beginning to the end of the feeding. Everyone eats their fill.
Easy Install! New barns, renovation, even in occupied buildings.
No structural work.
Quick: 60 positions done in 6h by 3 people.
Maintenance: same as cubicles.
Depth: 1400 mm (55.11") 1500 mm (59") - 1600 mm (62.99")
Headlock side height: 130 mm (5.11")
Alley side height: 115 mm (4.53")
By suppressing disturbance, minimizing dejections and calming the effects of jostling, the Feeding Step establishes an enhanced environment at the headlocks. It offers the cows an excellent combination of tranquility, comfort and cleanliness during feeding.
The concept of the Feed Step in front of the headlocks has been studied and approved by the Swiss Confederation Agroscope.