slatted floor


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slatted floor

wooden or metal floors with narrow gaps between slats to permit discharge of feces and urine to the external environment, e.g. in a shearing shed, or into a cesspit, the common construction on farms in the northern hemisphere. They are labor-saving but can cause serious damage to feet and limbs if not constructed carefully.
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1997), and excrete on the slatted floor (Aarnink et al.
The samples made with this modification show no emergence of slatted floor, due to the change in the number of edge cuts performed.
Teak is used for cabinetry and the slatted floor of the two-person shower, adding to the exotic effect.
He personally designed a 16-sided treading house so that mules or horses could walk in a circle on harvested wheat and knock the grains through the slatted floor and into a lower room for collection.
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They lie on a slatted floor, wallow in urine, eat less, and grow less as well.
The incident happened in the Borders when a beef farmer decided to take advantage of the dry weather to empty the slurry stored under the slatted floor of his shed.
The commercial herd - bred as British Friesian types - comprising 120 milkers and 80 followers, are fully housed from early November to April on a slatted floor and, making good use of the natural land fall, the sludge drains automatically to an 460,000 gallon slurry store.
Buildings using this collection system must be wider than typical facilities so the prepupae traveling ramp under the slatted floor is kept outside the manure "drop zone.
The hogs excrete waste into a slatted floor, which collects in basins beneath each barn, where it is evacuated through a piped flushing system that deposits it in four-to-five acre lagoons located across the property.
Its design was carefully considered by the Batesons and they chose a single-span shed which is open on three sides with a plastic slatted floor with enough clearance underneath to allow mucking out with a small tractor and scraper.