Benefits of Sand Extended to Tiestall Barns - Three Local Farms Made the Switch and Overcame the Challenges
Sand is commonly referred to as the “gold standard” for bedding dairy cattle. Many newly constructed freestall barns are designed for sand stalls; however, it is uncommon to find it in tiestall barns. As producers in tiestall barns look for ways to improve cow comfort and health, sand is an option to consider. This paper describes how three Lewis County producers make sand work in their barns.
tiestall barns; sand bedding; dairy
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