Animal welfare


It is common knowledge among consultants and veterinaries in the dairy industry that milking cows will have a better health and a higher yield if the stalls are designed and adapted to the dairy cow’s natural behavior and needs.

The farmer can increase productivity simply by making sure that the cows are well!

One of the ways to better animal welfare and thus higher productivity is to use sand as bedding in the stalls.

A great amount of research and tests prove this to be correct – tests confirming explicitly that it is a good idea to let the cows rest and sleep on sand – if only it is possible to eliminate the technical and financial disadvantages. Opicon is successfully dealing with both of these issues.