See the Dutch Mountain in practice?
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Developed for the cow and the farmer
A comfortable cowbed is essential for healthy and good performing of dairy cows. The Dutch Mountain surpasses all others in softness, resilience and traction and opens therefore a new era of housing dairy cows.
Polypropylene 3D topcover
The mattress is made of a special elastic foam developed by Cowhouse International after many years of testing. Through its exceptional thickness the hoofs of a cow can go deeply into the foam. This will offer her perfect traction when standing up.
Optimal comfort for cows
Because of the exceptional softness of the Dutch Mountain a cow will not have any pain when lying down. Through the elastic and resilient foam she will not feel any pressure on joints, blood vessels or neural pathways. Cows will lie down faster and longer, resulting into higher milkproduction, better hoof health and less stress.
Soft to touch and breathable topcover
The Dutch Mountain has a strong and elastic topcover which matches perfect with every movement of the mattress. Made of anti-bacteriological 3D polypropylene it is soft to touch and breathable. It will contribute to less hairless and dead skin on the joints of a cow.
Easy to clean
The Dutch Mountain is easy to clean as it has a seamless topcover whilst it is sloping down from 14 cm at the front till 10 cm at the back.
What makes the Dutch Mountain so special?
The Dutch Mountain cowmattress stands out through an exceptional softness formed in a mattress with a thickness of 14 centimetre at the front sloping down to 10 cm at the back. A cow will enjoy ultimate comfort and lie down longer. This will result into a higher milkproduction and better health.
Developed by specialists
The Dutch Mountain has been developed in cooperation with leading dairy farmers. It was tested on several farms along with other types of mattresses. On all the test farms cows showed a 100% preference for the Dutch Mountains.
Ultimate comfort through exceptional height
The Dutch Mountain has an exceptional height of 14 cm at the front sloping down to 10 cm at the back. The softness of the mattress offers an incredible comfort for the cows resulting into longer resting times.
Resilient and shockabsorbing
De Dutch Mountain is made of a special developed soft elastic foam. It feels for a cow like a resilient substance following each movement of her body when she is lying down.
No more pressure points and a perfect traction
Because of the height of the Dutch Mountain, the hoofs of a cow can sink deeply away in the foam. There is no risk she will ever feel the concrete floor. She will have no more pressure-points when lying down and experience a perfect traction when standing up.
Successful test at German DLG!
The Dutch Mountain has been extensively tested at the DLG Testcenter in Germany. It was tested on durability and deformation. According to DLG-experts it was the first time that such a soft mattress performed so well.
What surprised me was that cows with hoofproblems did their utmost to conquer a spot on the Dutch Mountains after leaving the milking parlour. It looks they feel no pain anymore when they lie down.
In our existing barn we replaced a few old mattresses for Dutch Mountains. It is remarkable that these stalls are occupied all the time regardless of whether I enter the barn during the day or at night.
Developed by Cowhouse International
The Dutch Mountain cowmattress is the result of 20 years of experience in housing dairy cows. In cooperation with leading dairy farmers Cowhouse has developed this new mattress which will bring the wellbeing of dairy cows to a higher level. Cowhouse is always aiming for improvements of the indoor environment of dairy cows.
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