According to an article in Dairy Herd Management magazine, "dairy farmers find that cows housed in compost bedded pack barns are healthy, happy and produce more milk, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert."
Here are a couple of other benefits the article gives:
- Soft, safe resting and walking areasm which prevents foot and leg injuries commonly associated with concrete and hard dirt surfaces
- Improved milk production
- Lower somatic cell counts, a main indicator of milk quality
- Cows also eat more when comfortable
- Better breeding conditions
Sawdust isn't always easy to find, and we offer a similar alternative with waste wood mulch from Hay Creek Companies. Our bedding has a fine texture consistency that is very absorbent with less dust, and it tends to hold up longer in high moisture without turning soggy as the traditional sawdust or shaving products do.