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Sand Cubicles – The Gold Standard? Farming Note

Well maintained sand cubicles can provide an excellent bed for milking cows. If kept clean, sand does not support bacterial growth and can therefore present a lower mastitis challenge compared to other bedding options. The downside of sand cubicles however is handling sand laden slurry.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Deep and shallow sand bed cubicles
  • Storing and handling sand
  • Pathogen load comparison of sand and sawdust
  • Is sand right for me?

Issued November 2006.

This Farming Note is only available to members

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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