Verified FBN Member (MN)

Livestock

Good base for a cow lot besides concrete

Concrete is not really affordable right now. I know in the long run it will be and will be better, but I need a short-term solution that's affordable now to get me to concrete. What is a good base to use to solidify the cow lot and not have a mud hole?

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Verified FBN Member (OK)

Big time cattle producer from SW Oklahoma. I know systems are different in MN, but we shy away from concrete whenever possible. Concrete is ...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Feedlots here in Western Nebraska use hard pan for their pens.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

I know what you mean!! I deal with the same situation trying to carry a new born calf in and you loose a boot with the cow hot on your heels...

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

We have been using stone pads. Put a layer geo etc fabric and then 12” of stone. They hold up pretty good for us we feed on them all winte...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

What kind/texture rock do you use? That is what I have been thinking about, but a little worried about picking it all up in the manure.

Verified FBN Member (OH)

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We use either 304 or crush and run. Just have to be careful when u scrape it off, if it’s really frozen you will take stone up with it. Bu...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Last summer I was picking up concrete fence line bunks from a precast operation here in wc iowa. I knew not every slat that gets cast comes ...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

On a side note I got a really cheap 1500 gal septic tank that way for a house I built too. It never hurts to ask if there is a precast plant...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Get out some clay and then get crushed concrete for top layer. Give it a good pack it’ll take 50 years to dig it all out if you take tome to...

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

We like using lime builds a good base and helps with foot rot

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

How deep do you put your lime

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