FERROCAST®-cast iron slats from Schonlau are being made fin-free in an “open mould process” unique and beneficial, – quality “Made in Germany”

FERROCAST® cast iron slats are manufactured acc. DIN ISO 9001 and from “certified” raw materials only

  • even this obligation from Schonlau is not a wide-ranging common matter of fact!
  • for a guaranteed “transparent product without surprises” – for you as our client, – for the animals as user

FERROCAST® is extremely resistant against emissions, food acids, manure and urine

  • no blooming and no wash-out of surfaces
  • FERROCAST® is animal friendly, long-lasting, and stabile in value
  • FERROCAST® cast iron slats are examined acc. DIN 11848 (load up to 1100 kg (100 x 100 mm))
  • FERROCAST® assure an incomparable great elastic recovery compared to nodular cast iron slats

FERROCAST® cast iron slats – look at the details

FERROCAST® – long-lasting surfaces

FERROCAST® is very much more resistant and long-lasting compared to non-certified

raw materials (i.e. concrete/cast) against emissions like acids, manure or urine

  • no wash out of surfaces
  • FERROCAST® dries quickly and minimizes weakening and softening up of the sows skin
  • not porous, not rough, no blooming up

FERROCAST® – animal welfare and foothold

  • no potential injuries thru small fragmented profiled surface
  • large 2-levelled step trays and wide bed bars for foothold for sows and piglets even at wet and fatty surface

FERROCAST® – cast iron slats for a structured crate with functional areas

FERROCAST® for a cool mothering place with a significantly higher thermoregulation ability compared to rubber, plastic or concrete flooring

  • roundly shaped bars protect teats (Bfl-Baubrief 45)
  • long bars backwards for cleanliness

FERROCAST® – cast iron slats – clean and hygienic

Cleanliness and hygiene – a matter of survival in a farrowing unit

Performance depression often can be attributed to ineffective hygiene. The more important is an easy and efficient cleaning of the flooring system in farrowing crates, which is the contact surface of about 24 h.

  • Even the delicate, fine, non porous grid-structure is easy to clean
    • quite contrary to rough flooring elements with very wide bars
  • non porous and homogenous grid-structure dries quickly
    • the sows skin keeps dry and does not soften up

FERROCAST® – cast iron slats with long bars backwards assure a better hygiene. Otherwise additionally integrated manure slots are available.