Compost Bedded Pack Barn Design. Features and Management Considerations
Jeffrey Bewley 1, Joe Taraba 2, George Day 2, Randi Black 1 and Flavio Damasceno 2. / 1 Animal and Food Sciences; 2 Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture.
IntroductionThe compost bedded pack barn is a housing system for lactating dairy cows. It consists of a large, open resting area, usually bedded with sawdust or dry, fine wood shavings and manure composted into place and mechanically stirred on a regular basis. The most critical success factor for managing a compost bedded pack barn is providing a comfortable, dry resting surface for lactating cow...