Grooving not only prevents your cows from doing the splits but also helps with heat detection. Farmers have told me their milk production went up after they grooved their alleys due to the fact of lowering the cow’s stress level with good footing. The cows stay at the bunk longer eating.
Another reason to groove concrete barn floors is that a cow can lose their footing while being “ridden” by another cow (through heat detection). Single cutting grooves in the cement provide minimal help only if the cow slips in one direction, double cutting or diamond pattern gives you the maximum protection and also allows you to scrape with ease, I put the grooves at the proper angle so it won’t effect your auto scrapers.
Grooving provides ideal traction to prevent splits and injuries. It also helps eliminate abscesses, improves milk production and helps with heat detection. Cows are more relaxed and comfortable with good footing.
Is a cost effective method to protect your livestock. Relaxed cows equals more milk production in return make you more Mooola( money)!
For Allowing Us To Groove Your Concrete Floors & Protect Your Cattle. We offer services of Free Stall Alleys, Cross Overs, Return Alleys, Holding Pens, and Cow Yards.
Both are used to make concrete flooring non-slip. Grooving is particularly recommended for previously ungrooved or scarified concrete surfaces. The same machine is used for concrete scarification and grooving, and the price is also the same. Our technician will work with you to determine the right solution for you.
Grooving lasts 10 to 12 years on average but can last longer. This will depend on the quality of the concrete and the aggregate used, the type of scraping used, and its frequency.
Over the years, grooved floors will become slippery again. It is recommended that scarification be carried out on grooved floors.
Please note that a full grooving/scarification cycle has an average lifespan of between 15 and 20 years. During this time, the level of your flooring will drop by around 7 to 10 mm. Multiple grooving/scarification cycles can be carried out without any concerns over the solidity of your flooring.
We ask clients to prepare their concrete spaces prior to our technician’s arrival. If the corridor is wet then thorough scraping will be sufficient. There must be no dry or sticky residue on the surface of the concrete. Please make sure that you wet the concrete the night before if there is any dry muck on the surface, particularly during the summer.
When they arrive at the site, our technician will require access to a water tap. They will be equipped with connectors and pipes for hooking their machine up to the water supply.
Once the job is finished, please make sure that you get rid of any gravel or pieces of concrete to prevent your animals from sustaining injury. You may wish to use a vacuum sweeper, a water bowser or a bale of hay mounted on a forklift/tractor.
You will be given more details when you speak to our sales department.
Ideally, yes. However, we work in both the summer and the winter, with or without livestock present. The machine is very noisy, but the sound produced is constant. Your animals will not be disturbed, even if they are close to the machine while it is running. For things to run more smoothly, it is best to work corridor by corridor if there are animals in the building. With milking robots, our technician will plan the job with you in advance to make sure that your robots are out of action for as little time as possible.