Publication of DIN-3763
We are part of a working group that deals with the development of the DIN standard for elastic stable floor coverings in the running and lying areas of cattle and dairy cows. This standard was finally published in April 2020 after only 11 months of work. You can buy them here.
The standard sets standards for elastic stable floor coverings to ensure the best for animal welfare. “Cattle are grazing animals because of their development. As a result, they have adapted to partially moldable surfaces. This type of surface has effects both when lying down and when the animals are standing and running. A sensible floor design based on elastomer mats can meet these cattle needs. For this purpose, the requirements of elastomer mats for cattle stables are specified in this document. ”(Quotation from DIN 3763)
Our work is not finished with the publication of DIN-3763. Together with our committee, we are constantly working to develop the standard further so that we can permanently ensure the best for animal welfare. Of course, this also includes the inclusion of a PAH safety certification in the DIN standard. This and many other topics will concern our committee for the next few years.
We really enjoy working on our committee. Various interest groups are represented, which also draws the point of view to other perspectives. In this way, we not only develop the standard, but of course also our own horizons and our understanding. However, our committee always agrees on one thing: Animal welfare and animal health must be top priority!
Of course, all of our cubicle and walkway coverings are within these standards, Huber knows what cows like.