Presentation Title

Simon Summer Research: The effects of grooming sand stalls in milking cattle, pilot study in Georgia, Vermont.

Project Collaborators

Travis Reynolds (Mentor) Guillermo Ortiz (Collaborating Mentor)

Abstract

Dairy farms across the United States use many different methods for bedding their dairy cattle. Sand is a long time used method, however, has some issues. A pilot case study was performed on Sizen Dairy Farm in Georgia, Vermont analyzing the results of grooming/tilling the sand stalls. A focus was placed on somatic cell counts and production values.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Travis Reynolds

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Program/Major

Self-Designed

Primary Research Category

Vermont Studies

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Simon Summer Research: The effects of grooming sand stalls in milking cattle, pilot study in Georgia, Vermont.

Dairy farms across the United States use many different methods for bedding their dairy cattle. Sand is a long time used method, however, has some issues. A pilot case study was performed on Sizen Dairy Farm in Georgia, Vermont analyzing the results of grooming/tilling the sand stalls. A focus was placed on somatic cell counts and production values.