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2 Oct 2020 - Management advice on udder health

Bedding hygiene

Cubicles of proper dimensions with 4-5% slope ensure that cows lie correctly and manure will end in the walkways behind the cubicle. No matter which material is chosen for bedding, it is crucial to keep cubicle surface dry. To keep the cows clean any soiled or damp bedding must be removed on a twice-daily basis at least. Fresh bedding should be added daily.

Passageways should be scraped regularly to reduce the occurrence of mud and manure being transferred onto cubicle beds via the cows' feet. Dry environment is crucial to prevent bacteria growth in bedding.