Agromatic - Cow Welfare Flex Stall
The Cow-Welfare Flex stall was designed in Denmark in 2007 and has since sold over 150,000 stalls worldwide. With patents in Europe and North America, don't be fooled by imitators, your cows know the difference!
The Cow-Welfare Flex Stall was designed for flexible comfort while providing just enough resistance to ensure proper lying position. The system consists of three components:
- Lower flexible plastic pipe – guides the cow into the right position when lying down
- Upper plastic pipe – guides cow going into and out of the stall
- Neck rail – stabilizes the stall
Once installed, the cows enter the stall and lie down more quickly. Average lying time increased by 1.5 hours per day and milk production increased by approximately half a gallon per day.
New free stall technology has increased lying time by 90 minutes/day and decreased cull rates by 4-5%. Dairymen have been able to accomplish this by improving cow comfort and utilizing new Flex Stall technology. Agromatic's Flex Stall was developed in 2007 and is now available to dairymen across the U.S.
Flex Stalls are flexible for comfort yet provide resistance for proper positioning. Cow-Welfare, a company based in Denmark, designed the Flex Stall in 2007 and has since sold over 150,000 stalls worldwide. Agromatic introduced this product to the U.S. market in 2015.
Dan Flood of Oakfield, Wisconsin installed 60 Flex Stalls in the summer of 2015. Conventional steel stalls were removed and replaced with Flex Stalls. Dan stated, 'I immediately noticed how well the cows lay in the stalls. The flexible plastic pipes allow them to lie down faster and longer in a more relaxed position. I'm extremely happy with my decision to transition to the Flex Stalls.'
Agromatic's Flex Stalls are welcoming to cows yet are more durable than conventional steel loops. Louis Averbeck of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin also installed 139 Flex Stalls in the summer of 2015. Louis commented, 'After milking, the cows love to come back and lay in the stalls. Overall our cows lay better within the stalls and there's no more banging around or rub marks. The cows no longer try to crawl through the head-to-head stalls. I've hit a few of the pipes while cleaning with the skid steer and they bounce right back; this would permanently bend or break our old steel loops. I'm very pleased with the strength of the Flex Stalls.'