Dairy Event 2010: Rubberised board allows cows to lie in comfort

An innovative, animal friendly flexible brisket board made of rubber has been designed to help cows lie better and to improve cow comfort.

The ErgoBoard from Kraiburg is designed to be flexible so the cow can lie down more easily and will be able to extend out her front leg – which is the most comfortable lying position for cows, explained Kraigburg’s Tim Hamilton.

“It is also easy on the carpal joints and allows a relaxed changing of lying position by the cow.”

The ErgoBoard retails at £20 a cow place and easily fits in to cubicles with just three bolts. At the moment Mr Hamilton said the board was not suitable for sand bedding.