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Debate continues on compost barns for dairy cows


August 17, 2015 – The value of housing for dairy cows is a frequent topic of discussion. Some believe a low cost, low input production system (like blue sky housing), will lead to a more favorable bottom line than a system that invests in an expensive housing structure.

An opposing philosophy is that investing in a barn for cows will solve many herd management problems and result in increased profitability.

“The introduction of bedded pack compost barns to our industry is a game changer,” said Ted Probert, dairy specialist with University of Missouri Extension. READ MORE