Hybrid Stall

The comfort of flexible stabling with the strength of steel.

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Don’t be standing around.

Cow Standing Outside of Stall

When uncomfortable stalls cause cows to stand too long – it affects their natural behaviour cycle.  Once they finally dare to settle, they will then remain lying down for longer periods.  This then affects their feed and water intake, consuming less but in larger proportions with less overall dry matter consumption.  Ultimately milk production is negatively impacted.

Just like on Pasture.

Cows Lying on Pasture

We may not be able to bring the pasture in the barn, but we certainly can work hard to design the barn that allows for natural movement – for the cows’ ultimate well-being.

A good stall design doesn’t incite fear limiting lying time but allows the cow to settle in with ease and without injury.  It provides her the environment to naturally lunge forward to rise to her feet and move in or out with freedom.

A GREYstall flexible free stall through materials and assembly provides flexibility for her comfort.  But the real art is providing the adequate rigidity to ensure that while she moves about freely, she does not compromise her positioning.

Which bed did Goldilocks choose? The one that was JUST RIGHT.

Finally cow comfort without cows backwards in stalls.

Injuries shorten average lifespan.

Traditional steel stalls are unforgiving, causing injuries and fear, reducing lying time.  This ultimately impacts cow longevity.

GREYstall Hybrid stalls are just right.

Flexible without compromise! It features a flexible neck rail, but definitely not floating.  The dividers, though flexible, remain quite rigid and certainly are not composed of rubber.

Some stall designs are just backwards.

Too much flexibility compromises a cow's position.  This causes teat damage, dirty udders and high somatic cell count.

Higher
Lying Times

Unintimidating stalls promote rest and rumination.

Higher
Feed Intake

Natural grazing posture increases feed intake.

Higher
Milk Production

Extra lying time and ease of feeding means more milk from your cows.

The typical lying time of cows
in most free stall barns.

The optimal time cows will
lie down in comfortable stalls.

There are consistent positive case studies that renovating and improving the comfort of a stall should improve milk yield, reduce culling rate, lower somatic cell count and improve lameness status of the herd.  For example, University of Wisconsin veterinary researchers in various cases studies (Cook, 2006) observed the following benefits:

  • Great milk yield: 3 – 14 pounds per cow per day
  • Lower turnover rates: 6% to 13% decrease
  • Lower somatic cell count: 37,000 to 102,000 decrease
  • Less lameness: 15% to 20% reduction

Cows need to lie down.  Her hooves can rest and dry off.  Lying down is important because the cow rests and ruminates when she is lying down.  Blood circulation through the udder also increases.  The end result – her improved comfort and well-being leads to increased milk production.

The increase of blood circulation to the udder, when a cow is lying down.  This improves udder function and milk production.

The maximum time upon initially stepping up on the cow bed, until she should be settled into the stall.

(or 5 pounds)
Additional milk production daily from 2 additional hours of lying time.

GreySTALL Flexible Free Stall

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The extra steel means no more backwards cows!

Cow positioned properly in GreySTALL hybrid stall

Cow properly positioned in GreySTALL hybrid stall

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Unsure about investing in GREYstall?  Our ROI calculator will help you estimate how many days it will take to recoup the cost of purchasing GREYstall Free Stalls.

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GreySTALL Grey Piping with Spot of Colour

#SpotOfColour

Flexible stabling doesn’t need to be a statement. 

There was a time when you considered introducing a flexible stall to your barn, your only option was to make a profound colour statement.  Now you can choose the grey piping offered by GreySTALL and simply add a #SpotOfColour by choosing the cap preference that suits your operation – blue, red, or green.  No compromise even on colour!