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THE MOVING FLOOR STORY

 

Moving Floor is a family owned company based on the Swedish island of Gotland. Read below to learn about the inspiration and development of  the Moving Floor Concept, as well as our future aspirations. 

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THE INVENTOR

 

Tommy Lindvall has devoted the past 20 years to the development of self-cleaning floors and associated equipment. The challenge started already in 1995 with developing self cleaning floors for pigs. Can you believe how difficult it is to find a material for a conveyor that the pigs do not eat?

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I have been a farmer for forty years. The need of an increased animal hygiene, and to do this mechanically, is so obvious to me 

 

INSPIRATION FROM THE NATURE

 

A TV show on National Geographic’s became the starting point for the development of self-cleaning floors. The reporter explained that the gnues on the savannah move over vast areas. They rarely get sick even though thousands of animals live in the same herd. Graze, fertilize, move on. Graze, fertilize, move on. Tommy realized what today’s livestock buildings lacked – motion! Can not animals move from their dung floor must move the animals.

 

MOVING FLOOR TIME LINE

 

1995 – Starting point of the development of self cleaning floors for pigs

1997 – First patent approved

2002 – Successful results of trials on Moving Floor for pigs, however the pigs eat the conveyors

2003 – Starting point for Moving Floor for calves

2004 – Installation of calf floor at the Swedish university of Agriculture in Uppsala, Sweden

2006 – The Moving Floor technique approved by Swedish Board of Agriculture

2008 – Moving Floor exhibits at EuroTier, Hannover for the first time

2010 – Development of a complete Moving Floor Concept for Dairy starts

2015 – first complete farm with Moving Floor on all laying areas for the animals

 

A RESTRUCTURE OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

 
To secure future food demands the world’s livestock needs to increase in numbers but at the same time reducing their environmental impact. Perhaps the most important issue is to reduce antibiotic use in animal breeding. Moving Floor is an important component that contributes with
  • Less use of antibiotics
  • 95% lowered ammonia emission
  • Increased profitability for farmer
Moving Floor is part of a structural change and will contribute to a positive development of the sector. Moving Floor is the last important keystone for the modern barn.
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Next generation Moving Floor takes on the challenge

VIDEO

 
In a short video we describe the essence of Moving Floor Concept.