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News and Reviews



Having great professionals and customers shout out real-world reviews helps show we deliver every time. Here is a list of the great people who have talked about our products throughout our history as Double D Family Mat Shop.

If you are a member of the media interested in learning more about our business please contact Christin Merwald via email here or by calling 402-681-9956. For all other inquiries, please call our toll-free number at 1-888-377-2879. You may also learn more by clicking on the articles below.


Kansas Department of Agriculture participates in trade mission to Australia

"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."

- High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, May 31, 2018

Kansas small businesses honored for outstanding efforts

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

- 13WIBW

Small Business Development Center Honors Local Exporter

"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."

- Oakley Graphic, March 14, 2018



Double D Family Mat Shop Receives Exporting Business of the Year

"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."

- Gove County Advocate, March 7, 2018

Episode 69: Cow/Calf Production, Temperament, Random Shout Outs and So Much More! 

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

- The Working Ranch Radio Show, March 4, 2018

Double D Family Mat Shop’s Innovative Products Help Livestock and the Environment

"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."

- U.S. Small Business Administration, March 2018

Many processing plants are finding that USDA inspectors insist that they install Double D Mats
— The National Provisioner

They Have a Mat for That

"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."

- Canadian Cattlemen, June 2017

Getting off on the right foot: Rubber flooring and your operation

"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."

- Progressive Cattlemen, November 23, 2016

New Products 

"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."

- The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, January 18, 2016



Cattle Sling Moves Downed or Injured Animals 

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

- Farm Show Magazine, Volume #40, Issue #2

Double D Family Mat Shop introduces Sled 'n Sling

"A helpful way to move non-ambulatory cattle"

- The Cattle Business Weekly, January 27, 2016

Think Ahead When Working Cattle In Cold Weather

"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."

- Beef Magazine, September 10, 2014

I am absolutely a personal fan of these Double D Cattle Mats...I think they ought to be standard in the industry.
— The Working Ranch Radio Show