Demand for Surefoot slats is still growing

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Following a very successful Royal Ulster Winter Fair, at which Moore Concrete won the Best Small Trade Stand Award, the company is confirming a strong growth in demand for its Surefoot branded slat range.

Launched a number of months ago, the slats are the first to be registered in the UK and Ireland.

“They are proving exceptionally popular with dairy and other livestock farmers,” Moore’s Keri McGivern confirmed.

The new system has been independently trialled with the results confirming the wherewithal of the slats to offer a significantly enhanced slip resistant surface for livestock. This work was carried out by veterinarian Owen Atkinson, the man who heads up the Cheshire-based Dairy Veterinary Consultancy.

According to Keri McGivern Surefoot slats provide 50% more grip, when compared to standard slat surfaces.

She added: “The use of the new range will lead to a significant reduction in slip related injuries. In addition the Surefoot surface will provide cows with more confidence to exhibit their natural behaviours.

“As a result, feed intakes will increase and bulling behaviour will become more noticeable.

“In robotic scenarios the use of Surefoot slats will help encourage additional visits to the milking unit. That means more milk and higher profit margins per cow.”

Moore Concrete hosted a farmer seminar at the recent Winter Fair, which was extremely well attended by producers from all parts of Northern Ireland.

“The event provided Moore Concrete staff with an opportunity to highlight the extensive trial work that has been undertaken with the new slats,” Keri McGivern said.