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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As the price goes north there's also slatted floors, air mat floors, and rigid keels.
In the growing/finishing phase, no significant structural change is required, with the exception of floors if a concrete slatted floor is used.
Pen floor consisted of two thirds solid concrete floor and one third slatted floor (Fig.
The picture on the right shows the slatted floor from the first sample.
With slatted floor systems, manure is forced through slatted floors in the manure alleys by hoof traffic and gravity.
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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.