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Compost Dairy Barn Newsletter

Dairy Extension sent out the Compost Dairy Barn Newsletter from November 2005 to October 2007. Archives are below; for more information see our other facilities resources.

Newsletters are in PDF format.

  • #11 | October 2007
    • Characteristics and fertilizer value of compost dairy barn manure
    • Producer spotlight: Kerfeld and Malone Deep Tillage
  • #10 | May 2007
    • Observations from the U of M pilot compost material study
    • Producer spotlight: Joe and Sandy Worms
    • U of M to host National Compost Dairy Barn Conference June 21-22
  • #9-2 | February 2007
    • Do cows last longer in compost barns?
    • Producer spotlight: Fraki family
  • #9-1 | November 2006
    • Fundamentals of compost dairy barn management
    • What's new at the U?
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Moisture content of sawdust and wood shavings
  • #8-2 | August 2006
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Equipment, compaction on bedded pack
    • Compost barns: What did the bedding analysis tell us?
    • Newsletter schedule
  • #8-1 | June 2006
    • Farmer to Farmer tour
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Stocking rate, teat injury
    • U of M requesting information from CDB producers
    • Another grant to research compost dairy barns
  • #7 | May 2006
    • Summer management tips for compost dairy barns
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Somatic cell counts, ventilation
    • Producer spotlight: Jonathan Seifert
  • #6 | April 2006
    • University of Minnesota receives NCR–SARE grant to study compost dairy barns
    • Frequently Asked Questions from compost dairy barn tours
    • Producer spotlight: Eric and Mindy Haberer
  • #5 | March 2006
    • Cow comfort in compost dairy barns
    • Frequently Asked Questions from compost dairy barn tours
    • Successful compost dairy barn meetings
  • #4 | February 2006
    • Upcoming compost dairy barn tours and meetings
    • Frequently Asked Question: Can I use ground-up drywall for bedding?
    • Producer spotlight: Scott Radtke
    • What's going on at the University of Minnesota?
  • #3 | January 2006
    • Frequently Asked Questions about compost dairy barn design
    • Producer spotlight: Bennett Osmonson
    • Upcoming compost dairy barn tours
  • #2 | December 2005
    • What have we learned from sampling clean-out material from compost dairy barns?
    • Where can I find sawdust sources?
    • Producer thoughts from Ray and Cheryl Seibert
  • #1 | November 2005
    • Starting a compost dairy barn
    • Can straw work as a bedding material?
    • Producer thoughts by Kerry Hoffman
    • University of Minnesota update
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