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Review of Cattle Saleyard Flooring Options
This report highlights the issues impacting flooring such as animal welfare/foot soreness, biosecurity risks, setup costs, maintenance, life expectancy, cleaning ease, and impact on the environment and OH&S. To summarise, the surveys indicated that 75% of cattle buyers would prefer to buy stock from a saleyard with a soft-standing floor. But there are concerns about dust, mud and slush, and thelongevity of rubber matting and gravel. Currently, sawdust and woodchip are the two favoured saleyard floor surfaces for cattle buyers. Data shows sawdust has a density of 225kg/ cubic metre and an absorption rate of 2.5kg/kg. This is very efficient in reducing accidents due to slippage.
This page was last updated on 25/07/2017
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