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Youngstar matting a non-slip solution for Doug Benson


Located in rural East Victoria, sits Doug Benson’s farm.

In 2022, Doug got in touch with the team at NumatAGRI to find a solution to the slipping happening in his crush area. The sharp turns were causing cows to slip up if they moved around corners too quickly, and in a feat to eliminate the hazards Doug wanted to trial rubber matting.

“This was a slip area in front of the crush, so we had to put something to stop our cows from slipping.”

After ordering a sample of YoungStar and testing it out, he called the team to install some YoungStar 20mm mats in his crush and shed area.

The rubber mats have helped eliminate slip points and have slowed the cows down as they cove through the crush. Doug explained to our team, “The cows don’t run. We haven’t had a cow fall over since we’ve put this in.”

The Youngstar rubber matting has proved to be an excellent investment for Doug. It has helped prevent injuries to his cows and improved their overall health and wellbeing. The mats provide a comfortable and safe, non-slip surface for his animals to stand and walk on.

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