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"The team representing Kansas on the trade mission included Blaze Mollhagen of Moly Manufacturing; Cassy Wilson and Ethan McDonald of Rawhide Portable Corral; Amber Hutchison and Dale Goetz of Double D Family Mat Shop."

"Outstanding businesses from around Kansas were recognized in a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday evening. The Kansas Business Development Center presented its annual awards."

"Selected as one of the Exporting Businesses of the Year is Double D Family Mat Shop Inc. of Park, owned by Dale and Dena Goetz for 23 years."

"Collectively, the Kansas SBDC team believes these 17 small businesses are excellent examples of small businesses that have learned to adapt and succeed in challenging times."

"I am absolutely a personal fan of these Double D Cattle Mats...I think they ought to be standard in the industry."

"When Goetz started his own feedlot business just outside Park (Kansas) in 1993, little did he know that his penchant for tinkering would lead to a new family business that exports its innovative products to faraway places like Canada and Australia."

"All JBS yards use Double D Mats because we follow best practices for beef quality and care and comfort to ensure the best for our cattle."
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"Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, who has focused much of her career on production animal welfare and behavior, notes that non-slip rubber flooring systems can greatly reduce slipping and falling in areas such as chute exits and unloading ramps."
New Products (January 18, 2016)

"The creator of the Double D Cattle Mat, from Park, Kansas, will introduce an innovative product used to assist cattlemen in humanely transporting a non-ambulatory animal after a fall."

"It's for farmers, feedlot owners, sale barn owners, vets - anywhere animals need to be moved humanely."

"A helpful way to move non-ambulatory cattle"
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"Tires provide a rough surface for better traction, and the mats are woven in a way that creates pockets between the straps, so cows can get a toehold as they exit the chute. "

"You don't get as much noise as you do when cattle are walking on concrete, and the staff like that because it's made the induction area a quieter place to work."
Slippery Slope (April 8, 2014)

"As a third-generation farmer and feedlot operator, Dale Goetz was no stranger to watching cattle slip and slide across slick concrete surfaces."
Nebraska Cattleman Magazine logo
"Whether it’s for trailers, floors, cattle working areas or chute-side use for humans, non-slip flooring is becoming a staple for cattlemen across the country."
National Provisioner logo
"Many processing plants are finding that USDA inspectors insist that they install Double D Mats."
American Livestock magazine"We've run 150,000 cattle over our mats and they're still going strong," said Scott Sturgeon, DVM of Sturgeon Vet Services in Rocky, Oklahoma."
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"Double D Family Mat Shop produces a heavy-duty rubber floor mat that reduces falls in cattle processing areas."
Cattle mat (May 6, 2013)
"The mats are heavy and are applicable for use in alleyways, sale barns, veterinary clinics, packing plants, trailers and anywhere livestock encounter slick surfaces, especially around the chute."
BEEF Magazine logo
"Scored concrete can hurt animal hooves, but Double D Cattle Mats offer a soft, firm surface."
Farm and Livestock Directory logo
"Temple Grandin, Ph.D., suggests using non-slip mats made from woven tire treads to reduce the chance of hoof damage."
Agriculture.com logo
"Thanks to Double D Family Mat Shop cattlemen can control injury and weight loss due to slick and unforgiving surfaces."
Drovers Cattle Network logo
"The cost of injury more than justifies the price of a Double D Mat that will last for years."
AGam logo
"Really helps with slips and falls, which is profitability down the drain."
The Cattle Business Weekly logo
"Temple Grandin mentioned that a Kansas company, Double D Family Mat Shop makes the best mats out of tires that she's seen."
Farm and Ranch logo
"A lame animal is a costly animal, so it makes sense financially and for the animal’s welfare to keep it healthy. Based on a need by a cattle feeder, a product was created on a farm near Park and has worked to keep livestock from slipping, falling and breaking legs."
LSTA logo
"Double D Family Mat Shop has and prospered in small town America, calling Park, Kansas home."
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Cows Like These Woven Tire Mats (Volume #36, Issue #6)

"The Kansas feedlot owner came up with the tire mat design when he needed soft, non-slip mats in the processing area where he vaccinates and works with his cattle."
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"He took the rubber to the feedlot and the cattle that were slipping 60 to 70 percent before were safe on the new mats."
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Softer Landings (June 01, 2009)

"Dr. Mike Siemens, raved about how the incidents of slips and falls had decreased since the company had installed rubber mats in the unloading area. The mats [are] manufactured by Double D Family Mat Shop in Park, Kan."
Yourcattle.com logo
"Doug Parham, assistant manager of Finney County Feedyard Inc., Garden City, Kansas, said Cattle-Mats have "pretty much eliminated" problems with cattle falling while coming out of a chute."
FeedLot Magazine logo
"Double D Family Mat Shop, Inc. introduces a floor mat made from recycled tires that absolutely eliminates slick floors in cattle processing areas and in livestock trailers."