Moving Floor Concept has been developed to improve animal welfare, working environment and prevent negative environmental impact. The system provides a totally automatic cleaning that guarantees removal of the manure and slurry out of the stable within two hours. Straw or other types of bedding is automatically refilled continuously. The cleaning and straw refilling intervals can be controlled manually or via a computer. The Moving Floor Concept`s products are approved by the Swedish Board of Agriculture. Tommy Lindvall has devoted the past 20 years to the development of self-cleaning floors and associated equipment. The challenge started already in 1995 with developing self cleaning floors for pigs.
Moving Floor is a family owned company based on the Swedish island of Gotland. Read below to learn about the inspiration and development of the Moving Floor Concept, as well as our future aspirations.
1995 – Starting point of the development of self cleaning floors for pigs
1997 – First patent approved
2002 - Successful results of trials on Moving Floor for pigs, however the pigs eat the conveyors
2003 - Starting point for Moving Floor for calves
2004 – Installation of calf floor at the Swedish university of Agriculture in Uppsala, Sweden
2006 – The Moving Floor technique approved by Swedish Board of Agriculture
2008 – Moving Floor exhibits at EuroTier, Hannover for the first time
2010 – Development of a complete Moving Floor Concept for Dairy starts
2015 – first complete farm with Moving Floor on all laying areas for the animals
To secure future food demands the world’s livestock needs to increase in numbers but at the same time reducing their environmental impact. Perhaps the most important issue is to reduce antibiotic use in animal breeding. Moving Floor is an important component that contributes with
Less use of antibiotics
95% lowered ammonia emission
Increased profitability for farmer
Moving Floor is part of a structural change and will contribute to a positive development of the sector. Moving Floor is the last important keystone for the modern barn.