FP McCann Dairy Systems
Ever since cows were first housed, the effective removal of the manure, slurry and the cleanliness of the cows have been primary objectives. The FP McCann Slatted Cubicle Building comes close to achieving this ideal.
FP McCann prestressed concrete stock walling is ideal for containing livestock providing a smooth surface for quick wash down. Stock wall panels are 80mm thick and made to suit your desired lengths; tongue and groove joints allow for very quick installation with a clean finish.
FP McCann generally uses tractor loading slats within the building up to 4 tonne axel loading weight which should be adequate for any likelihood. The central feed passage and specified areas are designed for much greater holdings. The collection yard can be totally slatted, generally at least 3m away from the parlour entrance, or can be scraped or washed into a channel. Either of these options can then be fed into the main tank if levels and proximity allow. Slurry is extracted by tanker, pump or more commonly nowadays by umbilical system. Sumps at one or both ends are provided and inspection/access hatches can be distributed around the building. Slurry is conditioned automatically with the Aeromixer or other options which keeps it constantly agitated and available for spreading, and reduces smell.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Cleanliness and comfort of cows and building
- Provide adequate slurry storage
- Low running costs
- Low maintenance
- Exclusion of rainwater
- More economical use of space: no external slurry stores and associated concrete areas
- No disturbance to the cows. Enhanced foot health – drier and harder
- Lower labour requirement. Slatted floors for better efficiency and strength
A light automatic scraper can be run down the passage if necessary however you may find that the slats remain clean enough as there will be almost no slurry to remove. FP McCann recommend using sawdust or chopped straw for bedding rather than sand to assist with cleanliness.