How Can Traction Milling Prevent Lameness in Dairy Cattle? AGRITRAC's Tom Woodall Shares the Science

Published Aug 9, 2021 in North American Ag  

While the subject of barn flooring might seem cut-and-dry, the type of flooring you choose for your barn build can actually have a huge impact on your cattle’s health for years to come. Tom Woodall, President of AGRITRAC joins North American Ag’s Chrissy Wozniak to discuss the influence that your barn floor can have on overall dairy cattle herd health. 

AGRITRAC’s Traction Milling plays an important role in lameness prevention on dairy farms across North America. It was invented to provide a solution to slippery barn floors that compromise the health and safety of the herd that lives on them. The patented procedure utilizes a unique grooving technique to create the safest concrete floor available. The traction milling process provides increased herd comfort through the anti-slip texture, which has been shown to lead to higher milk production as a result of reduced lameness and overall improved herd health. 

Woodall shares the downfalls of the traditional slip-and-catch method of grooving and why that is no longer the most popular flooring option. Cattle health and wellbeing is at the forefront of every dairy farmers operation, and traction milling provides a solution for the common problem of low-traction that alternative flooring is known for. 

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