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Composted Bedding Pack Barn

Apr 10, 2019

Video: Composted Bedding Pack Barn

Compost bedding pack (CBP) barns are an interesting alternative to tie-stall or free-stall housing for milking cows. A CBP barn is similar to a loose-housing barn, except the pack is more actively managed to encourage composting and a comfortable area for the cattle to lie. In a CBP barn, the pack area is cultivated twice per day to keep the pack aerobic and composting. Some producers consider this option a less expensive alternative to free-stall housing; others consider it for its cow comfort benefits.