Welcome to Trakcrete Canada, At Trakcrete we strive to provide the best in cost saving and traction solutions to increase your herd comfort, safety, and most importantly production. At Trakcrete we offer a number of concrete products and solutions that will not only reduce cull rates, but can also increase production by increasing feed intake and livestock comfort.
We also offer bridge deck grooving, we are able to set up to accommodate any profile specified by transportation.
For traction solutions, not all floors are the same, therefore there are different techniques that can be used in different circumstances to provide long lasting results to maximize herd health and safety. Many operations lose upwards of a cow per month due to injury caused by slipping on the concrete. That is a massive and unnecessary expense annually in livestock replacement cost and lost milk production. With our proven services we are able to cut that modestly by 70% and in most cases much higher.
Based in Central Alberta we cover Western Canada.
Our services include
Bridge and Deck Groove-Barn Groove-Alley Groove-Performance Groove-Micro Groove-Diamond Groove-Traction Milling-Scraper Chain Groove
We are also a Farmers Farmacy dealer and providing full install packages on MS coating products. Follow the link to learn about Farmers Farmacy
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Performance grooving, we are offering the most effective livestock traction profile on the market. Our goal and technique is designed to create a mini grooved profile that livestock instantly respond to. Using depth reading sensors and diamond wheel set up we are able to bring you a machine cut groove similar to our traction milling method but will last 4x as long. This differs vastly from the safety surfacing and scarifying our competitors offer. Unlike scarify and traction milling we are able to maintain a constant depth, more effective pattern that does not crack and break up the floor. No grit and chips, just perfection. It is truly the most effective service we offer. It can be done over worn out grooves, parlor decks, holding areas, cross overs, alley’s, and just about anywhere.
Cull Rate reduction
Foot and leg injuries reduced
Hoof trimming costs reduced
Payback in as little as 6 months
Groove dimensions should be precise to maximize traction, reduce claw wear, and minimize lameness
Width: 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) | Depth: 3/8″ inches | Spacing: 4″ inches on center
Width: 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) | Depth: 3/8″ inches | Spacing: 3.5″ inches on center
Concrete should always be grooved in the direction of cow traffic. Concrete grooving provides a durable long lasting traction solution.
We cut 1/2 inch machine grooves in a variety of patterns to provide optional traction.
-One Way Grooving-
-Herring Bone Grooving-
Equalization / Epoxy Coatings
The newest service Trakcrete offers is epoxy coatings for a number of applications including feed bunks, poultry barns, robot rooms, and tank rooms etc. We are now a Farmers Farmacy dealer in MS Coating products providing installation packages for the floor coatings. We will be providing supply and install packages as well as install only for those who have purchased the product but simply haven’t found the time to install. Prices range based on age of barns and the amount of deterioration in the aggregate caused by acids in the feed and wear over time.
Advantages seen as soon as 2 days afterwards with payback in as little as 10 months.
- Herd sorts less
- Less feed waste as livestock will clean off the smooth clean surface
- Increase in feed intake
- Along with better feed intake comes increase in milk production immediately
- As it is similar to dishing feed out on a nice clean plate it reduces or eliminates bacteria growth, cutting feed heating issues.