Following investigating the various alternatives for the feed alley we opted for RubberGem ZigZag Roll and have never looked back. Since installing we have had no cows slipping on the feed alley and more importantly the cows are very comfortable and relaxed at the feed face so intakes and production are up to all-time highs.
Cleaning the rubber, is also very easy using a rubber scraper on a loader even with our sand laden manure.
The project was so successful we have decided to use RubberGem’s ZigZag Roll for all the passages ways to the milking parlor which will further improve the cow comfort and improve the manure handling.
Significant reduction in the number of lame cows
We were also getting lame cows from standing on the concrete for long periods of time and hoof injuries from stones on the yard. In May of 2017 we decided to place down the RubberGem ZigZag roll flooring across the whole dairy yard (Approx 40m x 17m). In the 7 months since we put the rubber down we have seen a significant reduction in the number of lame cows and more importantly we have not had a single cow go down on the yard in that time!
The heifers are much more settled on rubber also. The rubber arrived precut into lengths and all we did was roll it out and fix it at the top of the yard, over all it was about a 5 hour job to cover the whole yard.
We have been using RubberGem ZigZag non slip rubber flooring for many years
Some of our installations include, ramps, swimming pools, tunnels and walker flooring.
Continues to be our first choice for equine flooring
I’ve recently visited a GG Walker™ located in Ballarat that has had over 8 years of daily use, the ZigZag rubber is still in appropriate condition and continues to be used daily.
We are particularly pleased with the durability and longevity of the ZigZag rubber and it continues to be our first choice for equine flooring projects.
I would highly recommend RubberGem
I absolutely love the new surface. My horse has so much more spring. I am finding in trot I am not having to use as much leg as the impulsion happens so much more naturally without needing as much rider intervention. My horse finds it very difficult to canter and on the new surface she has much better jump in this pace. Previously in the canter she would do little pigroots in canter but on the new surface she has hardly pigrooted at all.
The surface is very even which enables the horse to keep its rhythm. In short the new surface is great. I would highly recommend RubberGem to anyone wanting a quality arena surface.
Highly recommend it
Very easy to maintain and looks absolutely fantastic
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