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Media and Media Mix Evaluation for Dairy Barn Compost Bedding Systems

This study evaluated alternate media as well as media mixes that could be used as bedding for compost barns. The goal is to help dairy farmers expand the number of alternative media and media combinations that could be potentially more economically used in dairy compost bedded pack systems. The study includes literature review, laboratory analysis of the media and media mixes, demonstration study at four production farms as well as the development of a computer model that is designed to help farmers decide what media(s) works best for their purpose.

File Attached: Compost_Bedding_Report.pdf