In 1993, we introduced our rubber crumb filled Pasture mats
which revolutionized the cow industry.
Promat became the leader in animal comfort and to date has sold over 2 million mattresses in 43 countries.
Now, after 18 years of improving cow health and dramatically increasing milk
production, we have done it again!!
We have created a new solution by linking scientific
technology with cow comfort. It's called the Pasture Gel Mat, and it is the best simulation of
a soft pasture yet.
The gel mat consist of two main components:
-The gel mat which simulates the softness of the pasture, and
-The rubber impregnated top cover which spans an entire row of stalls.
The gel mat solves two major problematic areas of cow comfort:
the impact on the cow
joints when the cow lays down, and the pressure points strain she has while laying down.
When a cow lays down, she free falls over five inches. This means 100's of pounds slam into
the hard surface causing damage to the cows limbs.
When a cow is laying down on a hard
surface, there is extreme pressure where the cow and the surface meet.
With the Pasture Gel Mat, there is superior shock absorption. This reduces the impact on the
cow joints and relieves the strain it has while laying down.
Because of this, cows will have a longer laying time and will be more healthy, also
increasing milk production. The Pasture gel mat was designed to stay soft for many years, because it is a
gel mat. This means less bedding and more comfortable cows.
Tactile surface pressure and force sensor technology
We are using this technology to study how cows lay down on a surface. It shows us that when a cow is laying down on the Pasture GEL Mat her pressure points are relieved. The GEL Mat forms around EVERY cow so she has maximum comfort, it also helps maintain good blood flow. This is the same technology used in hospitals.
The sensors are thin film elements that reveal actual contact (interfacial) pressure and distribution between any two mating or impacting surfaces.
We are doing further studies on this technology this video demonstrates how it works with a cow.
The top cover, which is the second component, makes stalls easier to clean and more
hygienic. WIth less bedding and a seamless rubber top, cleaning time is cut down
The top cover stretches the entire row of stalls, creating a uniformed surface.
and making it easy to clean.
The Gel mat has been tested to ensure that it lasts. Our steel hoof impact tester has cycled well over 100,000 times.
The Gel mat has been tested to ensure that it lasts. Even with the weight of a tractor it is no match!
Other products are not one piece and therefore create ideal
places for bacteria to thrive. Also, because it is gel, it will settle back to it's original
position. This means no holes or puddles where urine and manure can settle.
The Gel Mats lead to a great return on investment, less labor, less bedding material and
more milk produced from increased lay times.
Great for New or Renovations for ANY size dairy
Another great feature of this product is its weight. This product takes up 90 percent less
storage then our rubber crumb mattresses. The mats are shipped empty and are filled on site with
the gel. We have also created custom tools that make the