Rubber By The Roll
Grooved Rubber Flooring
The strongest rubber on the market!!! Reinforced with steel.
Comfort Trak will not stretch!! Other rubber products stretch and lift.
Grooved for maximum traction. Cows walk naturally on Comfort Trak.
Great solutions for Parlours and Holding pens
A healthy cow walking on pasture places the rear foot into the position vacated by the front foot on the same side. On slippery floors or in dark conditions that alter a cow's confidence, she places her rear foot outside the track of the front foot, alters stride and step length and walking speed. This altered walking behaviour provides greater stability but places greater stress on the outside claw. Choices of flooring and lighting influence walking behaviour, foot health and cow movement. Foot placement, length of stride and step and walking speed are a few items of locomotion pointing to walking behaviour.
Figure 18a. Claw prints of a cow show several components of walking - including stride, step, step angle, overlap and abduction. Observation of walking patterns provides an opportunity to assess floors for traction and flatness of surface for the claw to rest upon. In addition, "birdbaths" in concrete floors are health risks that pool wastes, contaminate feet and tails and allow splashing onto beds, teats or legs.
Figure 18b. A cow's foot placement and walking speed change with confidence in the flooring or lighting in a barn. A mixture of lime and water brushed onto the floor shows the cow's tracks and her altered locomotion to gain stability on the slippery concrete flooring.