Concrete grooving, which is old hat to dairymen for improving traction on slippery or worn concrete surfaces, is now being offered to hog producers by the Surehoof Co.
For hogs, the California-based firm has developed an exclusive "surehoof" pattern made up of alternate grooved (6 grooves side by side in a strip 1 in. wide) and non-grooved (3/4 in. wide) strips. The pattern provides 100 percent traction of the surface area to help stop hogs from slipping.
Cost ranges depending on size of the floor and the number of jobs in a given community.