Creating a Non-Slip Surface for Cattle & Livestock, Improving Confidence

Slat Grooving, Transforming Livestock Confidence


Create a non slip surface transforming confidence of livestock walking on the slats

Sawing of the slat results in zero damage to slat and strength opposed to other methods of hammering the grooves in

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Frequently Asked Questions on Concrete Grooving

What is slat grooving?

Slat grooving involves carving grooves into concrete slats on the floor of a cattle shed to improve traction and prevent slips and falls.

What are the benefits of slat grooving concrete for cattle sheds?

Slat grooving concrete in cattle sheds enhances traction, preventing slips and injuries and providing a more comfortable footing for cattle. This can reduce stress among the cattle, potentially increasing their productivity. Additionally, these durable grooves may contribute to better waste management. The benefits are maximized when the grooving is tailored to your cattle’s specific needs.

I previously had my floor concrete grooved but it is slippery again. What should I do?

Depending on how much of the previous grooving / pattern is left we can mini groove, plain or deep groove over it. Get on touch with us on 07713 592795 and we’ll be able to offer more advice

How often do grooves need to be refreshed or redone?

The durability of the grooves depends on several factors, including the quality of the concrete, the amount of traffic, and how well the surface is maintained. However, under typical conditions, grooves may last several years before needing to be redone.

Does concrete grooving improve productivity?

While concrete grooving primarily enhances safety by reducing slips and falls, it can indirectly improve productivity. Cows that feel secure in their footing may move more freely and quickly, possibly leading to increased milk production and better overall health.

How clean cattle shed does the floor need to be?
As clean as possible so the depth wheels and drive wheels of the concrete grooving machine have full contact with the floor.
Will I need to take livestock out the shed for the concrete grooving to take place?

No, we regularly work with animals still in the shed. Rotating them around the shed allowing us the space to work.. If you’re unsure, give us a call on 07713 592795 and we’ll be happy to talk through your options.

How long will concrete grooving take?

Depending on the quality of concrete our teams cut anywhere between 350㎡ – 1,000㎡ a day