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Dairy farmers will be exploring every way to reduce their costs of production this winter. Bedding can be a considerable overhead, and there is often a temptation to reduce expenditure on dry cows in particular. However, there are a number of hidden costs to using the wrong bedding, from cow health to machinery wear and labour. So what are the most cost effective alternatives? “Ultimately, dry cow bedding choice will be driven by its availability, cost, type of housing system […]