Sept. 17 2018
The arrival of fall brings many tasks to the farm. For dairies using a compost bedded pack barn, this time of the year also can be a good time to clean out the pack
Aug. 31 2015
The sphincter muscle and teat canal keratin are the cow's first line of defense against bacteria. If a clean and dry environment is not maintained, teat ends are then exposed to and overloaded with potential...
March 26 2015
A breeding ground for bacteria, bedding is a significant source of mastitis pathogens in a confinement system. The climatic conditions encountered in many regions of the country necessitate cattle housing....
July 31 2014
Comfortable cows or easily maintained manure systems. It seems like many dairy producers feel they must choose between one or the other. Sand has a strong reputation for enhancing cow comfort and lowering...
Dec. 24 2013
Make sure your bedding is doing its job by evaluating cow cleanliness and comfort. Cost and ease of handling are often the first considerations when it comes to bedding for dairy cattle. Ideally, bedding...
April 28 2010
Compost barns helping udder health and cow comfort. Compost, when managed correctly, can serve as a great tool to improve milk quality. There are many ways to successfully utilize and manage a compost...
April 25 2010
Are solids a solid bedding? Dried manure solids can make cents, and here's research that says it makes sense from a cow health perspective