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Title: Concrete vs sand
Post by: Easttex on March 04, 2013, 06:47:58 PM
What is everyone's opinion for flooring in our barn. The goods and bass about both.
Title: Re: Concrete vs sand
Post by: King Cattle Co. on March 05, 2013, 10:57:47 PM
cattle were not made to be on concrete. I try and keep them off of it. I have concrete just for our indoor washrack and clipping area. all pens are hard pack dirt with bedding. we have used wood chips, sawdust, sand even rubber mulch in the cooler. most worked well. some types of sand we used was a little hard to get worked out of their hair sometimes, but it does keep them cool and it's very absorbent. but natura materials are  better for the animal than concrete.
Title: Re: Concrete vs sand
Post by: Corriedalesrock on March 06, 2013, 05:03:10 AM
Sand. Animals can get stiff on concrete, especially hogs. If it gets wet they can slip and fall hard. Accidents happen, we have had hogs get Hurt on concrete, we learnt the lesson, don't risk it.
Title: Re: Concrete vs sand
Post by: Franklyn47936 on November 04, 2013, 09:20:59 PM
Thanks for info.
Title: Re: Concrete vs sand
Post by: flatwoodscattle on November 09, 2014, 04:55:18 PM
I have my hog on concrete and put sand on it do you all think that is sufficient or should I put plywood or keep the sand deep?
Title: Re: Concrete vs sand
Post by: Franklyn47936 on January 01, 2015, 02:51:47 AM
Thanks for info.

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Title: Re: Concrete vs sand
Post by: crystalcattle on September 08, 2015, 06:36:35 PM
This is a really good article about concrete vs. dirt by Jason Lackey - http://lackeylivestock.com/concretedirt/#more-54 (http://lackeylivestock.com/concretedirt/#more-54)