Always Ask for the Original Grasstech Nest Pad16 May 2014
EUROPE - The AstroTurf® Nest Pad from Grasstech is made from a special polyethylene composition.
Blades are tapered for better wear resistance. The rounded tops contribute to the hens’ comfort, helping to ensure a safe egg roll-off and to reduce the number of feathers clinging to the shell.
AstroTurf is suitable for both breeders and commercial layers. The chestnut colour was chosen after intensive research.
Fewer dirty-shelled eggs, less cracks and breakage
The open structure of the new Nest Pad, combined with the special shape and high flexibility of its individual blades, ensures that the eggs roll onto the conveyor belt safely and without contamination.
Fewer eggs laid on the floor
Hens find nests fitted with AstroTurf attractive. They seem to prefer AstroTurf to any other material. As a result, the number of eggs on the floor is negligible.
Cheaper and more profitable
Unhygienic litter is now a thing of the past - as is the intensive labour needed to keep replacing it. AstroTurf lasts for several years. This will also increase farm profitability.
Easy to install and maintain
AstroTurf is easy to cut to the right size. Once installed, it needs little maintenance. The open structure enables more dirt to fall through and the new design prevents dirt from sticking to the nest pad. The mat is therefore easy to clean.
Market leader AstroTurf nesting material is a trend-setter. Most nest-builders are already using it. AstroTurf is often recommended by research centres and sector specialists too.