Huber Technik Comfort Roll Cow Mat
Huber is a comfortable and durable continuous roll of mat. O’Donovan Engineering has been selling Huber Technik comfort roll cow mat and mattresses for over 20 years in the Irish market. This rubber roll is made up of 15 mm rubber bungs and 5 mm of solid rubber to increase cow comfort (10.7 mm compression when the animal lays down).
All mats are DLG and PAH tested. Huber is one of the only mats on the market that is PAH tested and certified.
What does that mean?
- DLG – A quality mark “DLG-approved for single value-determining criteria” is awarded to agricultural products. The products have successfully passed a DLG usability test according to independent and recognised evaluation criteria.
- PAH – Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are a group of over 100 different chemicals. PAH’s are known for their carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic properties.
DLG tested and certified.
The test center technology and farm inputs of DLG (German Agricultural Society) is an independent test company in Frankfurt. DLG performed the following “Signum Tests” on Geyer & Hosaja rubber cow mats
Deformability & Eslasticity Test: Evaluates softness, comfort, and elasticity of a rubber mat before use and after simulating 10 years of normal use.
Permanent Tread Load Test: Evaluates the top and bottom surface wear and softness of a rubber mat after simulating 10-years of normal use. Artificial Cow’s foot exerts 2,200 pounds of downward pressure.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of over 100 different chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic compounds. PAHs are known for their carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic properties.
PAHs can be found in petrochemicals, rubber, plastics, lubricants, antirust oil, paints, leather and other products. Rubber and plastics are high risky materials containing PAHs.
Vet And Cow Comfort Researcher
Nele Schermeier is involved in large farm projects all over the world including Russia, Italy, England, Germany and Turkey.
Speaking on what makes the best rubber mat/mattresses, she said: “No matter what climatic situation or what kind of system the farms are using, it
always comes down to: What is the best for our cows?”
In her opinion, consistency is key. “Only high-quality rubber mat/mattresses keep their quality features over a long period of time.”
Elevated stress hormone levels can have a negative effect on milk yield, reproductivity and even affect her unborn offspring.
A testimony to the quality of Huber mat and mattresses is the fact that there has been 0% warranty claims over the last 30 years. Huber comes with a 10-year regressive warranty.