compost barn

Asked February 16, 2017, 5:15 PM EST

Gentleman:
Do you have any experience with materials for cows compost barn ,like sand or other material,diferent of sand dust .
I will appreciate very much your nrepply.
Dr. Patricio Luzuriaga
From Quito-Ecuador S.A.

Pennsylvania dairy production dairy dairy herd health

4 Responses

Dear Miss Diane
Many thanks for send me links to investigate my question.
We have a project to built a barn for compost barn system for 30 cows.
The problem is to have wood dust available all time.
We can obtain wood chips and construction sand ,but not sea sand.
We have Holstein cows , we understand that we need 10 sq. mts by cow
We are in Ecuador mountain region at 2850 mts over sea level.
Best Regards.
Dr. Patricio Luzuriaga
Dr. Patricio Luzuriaga

Dear Miss Diane
Many thanks for send me links to investigate my question.
We have a project to built a barn for compost barn system for 30 cows.
The problem is to have wood dust available all time.
We can obtain wood chips and construction sand ,but not sea sand.
We have Holstein cows , we understand that we need 10 sq. mts by cow
We are in Ecuador mountain region at 2850 mts over sea level.
Best Regards.
Dr. Patricio Luzuriaga
Dr. Patricio Luzuriaga

I found a couple more links for you but I am not sure they will be of to much help. Still they might be worth reading over.
http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/compost/can-i-compost-it.shtml
http://www.fao.org/3/a-s8930e.pdf