Archive Article: 2002/09/06

6 September 2002

How research cracks sandy slurry snags

Cows enjoy the comfort of beach life when they sleep on sand bedded cubicles. But problems begin when vast amounts of sand end up in slurry. Abrasive slurry is enough to frighten off many contractors and it causes rapid wear on farm spreading equipment.

But progress has now been made towards a remedy. All that was required was simple research testing different kerb designs to see which kept most sand on the bed.

Lets hope this helps encourage more farms to consider sand as a bedding material with the benefits in comfort and mastitis reduction it brings.

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