28 November 2018
Agromek Award for Staldmæglerne A/S
Jan Duchwalder, member of Agromek’s Exhibition Committee presenting the Agromek Award to Lasse V. Nielsen, Staldmæglerne A/S. Photo: Wiegaarden
On Tuesday, Staldmæglerne A/S received the Agromek Award for the company’s Aqualim water mattress which has been developed to reduce the risk of heat stress occurring in cows.
The Award Committee noted that this new water mattress not only provides good comfort for the cows but also cools the livestock due to the integrated channel system. This is essential when one considers the warm summer in 2018. It is extremely important that the cows can be cooled down when lying on the mattresses.
During this Summer, heat stress has cost cattle farmers a considerable amount of money. The Award Committee anticipates that the Aqualim mattress can prevent this problem. In addition, the heat generated in the mattress can be recycled and applied for the heating of, for example, the drinking water in the troughs. This can have a positive effect on the cow’s desire to drink.
The Award Committee estimates that the water mattress ensures comfort on the comfort level of sand in the resting cubicles. This can mean that biogas systems can retain gas from more cow slurry if these water mattresses replace the use of sand.
The winner selection took place on Monday, prior to the opening of Agromek in the MCH Exhibition Centre, Herning, Denmark. The Award Committee, consisting of farmers and other users, selected the winning company on the basis of which product can have the greatest importance in practical application.
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Agromek Award for water mattress with integrated cooling