Bedded pack area – pros and cons of different bedding materials
Bedding materials have their own good and bad sides. Some mix different beddings. Check the farmers experiences on different bedding materials here.
Options for transition cow facilities
The transition cow facilities and big lines for management are determined already in the cow barn design phase. The bedded pack area is common in maternity pen, but it can also be expanded to dry cows and fresh cows.
Understanding bedded pack areas
4dBarn interviewed 12 farms last summer and gathered practical experience of bedded pack areas. We compiled lots of knowledge and heard many positive comments!
Deep bedding area = a lot of labor?
Some say: “It needs so much labor”. The others say: “A well kept deep bedding is the absolutely best place for a dairy cow”. 4dBarn is making a survey about deep bedding areas for transition cows and how laborious they really are.