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Friday 21 July 2017

Compost Bedding Has Multiple Benefits for Animal Health
Compost bedding has benefits for animal health

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Research out of Austria published in The Veterinary Journal in 2016 gives credibility to how dry compost bedding can benefit the health of cattle. The article says:

"Dairy cows kept in barns often develop claw damage because of humid und unsuitable roaming areas. These disorders can affect the animals' fertility or their milk production. A study conducted by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna now shows that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding was especially good for claw health. A comparison with other barn types demonstrated that cows kept in compost bedded barns exhibited a lower frequency and lesser severity of claw disorders. The results were published in The Veterinary Journal."

Read the full article here.

Our Hay Creek Companies finished product is very dry compared to industry standards. (Lab Tested at the UW Experimental farm to have a 12-14% moisture content).

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