In confinement systems, cattle are routinely housed on concrete surfaces.  Without proper grooving, these surfaces can become slippery causing the cattle to be more likely to slip or fall which can result in injuries.  Properly grooved concrete will not prevent all slipping or falling, but it can reduce the chances that it will occur.

Concrete grooving in a monoslope facility

Credit: Gregory Lardy

Digital Credit: Gregory Lardy

Publisher: North Dakota State University

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Description: In confinement systems, cattle are routinely housed on concrete surfaces. Without proper grooving, these surfaces can become slippery causing the cattle to be more likely to slip or fall which can result in injuries. Properly grooved concrete will not prevent all slipping or falling, but it can reduce the chances that it will occur.

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