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Tuesday 25 July 2017

A Global Perspective on Compost-Bedded Pack Barns
Wisconsin farmers can benefit from compost pack bedding from Hay Creek Companies

Posted by at 11:40 AM in

An article in Progressive Dairyman explains how researchers around the world have found dry compost animal bedding to be of benefit to cattle. The article says:

At the 2015 European Federation of Animal Science meeting in Warsaw, Poland, scientists representing the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria presented research in compost-bedded pack barns from their respective countries.

University of Kentucky researchers Joe Taraba, Jeffrey Bewley and Elizabeth Eckelkamp discussed compost-bedded pack barns in Kentucky, stating that well-managed compost-bedded pack barns can provide the following benefits:

  • A comfortable resting surface
  • Ease of lying and rising
  • Allow animals to express more natural behaviors
  • Easily house different sizes and breeds of animals

Read the rest of the article in Progressive Dairyman here.

Contact Hay Creek Companies to find out more about how Wisconsin farmers can benefit from our dry animal bedding. Our ground product contains a substantial amount of very fine particulate. This, along with it’s low moisture content of 12-14%, promotes composting.