Group housing: Tips for the design of lying areas
Group housing is considered to be a more animal-friendly housing system than box housing. In addition to sufficient space, an innovative design of the functional areas is crucial for the overall efficiency of herd management. It is the only way that higher and lower ranking animals can live together peacefully. Among various other factors, the design of the lying area plays a key role.
The ground design should be comfortable and economical at the same time. Soft rubber mats offer an animal-friendly surface and also reduce the amount of straw required. As a result the amount of work can also be significantly reduced.
More information and suitable rubber mats for the bedding area can be found in our new focus issue »