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Vitella Flooring for Calves

DLG-APPROVED: "Deformability/Elasticity, Permanent Tread Load, Abrasion, Slip resistance, Acid resistance"

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The Approval

A test mark “DLG-APPROVED for individual criteria“ is awarded for agricultural products which have success­fully fulfilled a scope-reduced usability testing conducted by DLG according to independent and recognised evaluation criteria. The test is intended to highlight particular innovations and key criteria of the test object. The test may contain criteria from the DLG test scope for overall tests, or focus on other value-determining characteristics and properties of the test subject. The minimum requirements, test conditions and procedures as well as the evaluation bases of the test results will be specified in consul­tation with an expert group of DLG. They corres­pond to the recognised rules of technology, as well as scien­tific and agricultural knowledge and requirements. The successful testing is concluded with the publication of a test report, as well as the awarding of the test mark which is valid for five years from the date of awarding. 

The DLG-Appoved Test “Deformability/Elasticity, Permanent Tread Load, Abrasion, Slip resistance, Acid resistance” includes technical measurements on test stands of the DLG Test Center. The deformability and elasticity, the abrasion resistance, the slip resistance, the acid resistance, the cleaning distance were measured and a permanent tread load was applied. The test was based on the DLG Testing Frameworks for elastic stable flooring, as of December 2018 and DIN 3763:2022-08 (Elastic floorings for cattle and dairy cows walking and rest surfaces – Requirements and testing). Other criteria were not investigated.


The DLG QUALITY SEAL for operating equipment and consum­ables encompasses products, which are subjected to extensive testing of their value-determining and advertised characteristics. The tested criteria and the requirements to be fulfilled are spe­cified by independent commissions and are designed – over and above legal requirements – to prove the product’s fitness for purpose, its advertised characteristics and practical requirements. Testing contents and requirements are developed further by the responsible specialist departments of the DLG e.V. in line with the applicable legislation, as well as with technical and scientific progress. Successful testing is concluded with the assignment of the DLG QUALITY SEAL. The approved products are then published. Other criteria were not investigated.

Table 1: Overview of results

DLG Quality profileEvaluation
Lying measurement deformability and elasticity in new condition *
Lying measurement deformability and elasticity following endurance test *
Walking measurement deformability and elasticity in new condition *
Walking measurement deformability and elasticity following endurance test *
Lasting deformation following 250.000 endurance test *
No noticeable wear and no damage following 250.000 endurance test *
Slip resistance **
Resistance to feed acid mixture ***
Resistance to uric acid ***
Resistance to sulfurous acid ***
Resistance to ammonia ***
Resistance to barn disinfectants ***
Resistance to peracetic acid ***
Abrasion/Wear resistance *

DLG Evaluation range:
*  ■ ■  or better = meets, exceeds or significantly exceeds the established DLG standards, 
■ ■ = meets the legal requirements for marketability,  = failed
**   Single criteria slip resistance:    =  passed,  =  failed
***    Single criteria acid resistance:   ■ ■ = resistant, 
■ ■  = limited resistant,  = failed

Requirements of DIN 3763 are fulfilled for the tested criteria.
Deformation and elasticity corresponds to class 2 DIN 3763 for single pens for calves

Manufacturer and contact information

Manufacturer and Applicant
Animat Inc.
395, rue Rodolphe-Racine
Sherbrooke QC J1R 0S7, Canada

Phone 0060 819 821 2091 222



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