MooFIBER is a sustainable-alternative bedding system for dairy cows. Instead of buying sand or straw, dairy farmers can now begin to source their own bedding material. Our team has designed a proprietary system for extracting fibrous material from slurry. By washing the manure, removing the water and compressing the solids you end up with a continuous supply of fibrous bedding material – MooFIBER.
“Dried Manure Solids are of interest to dairy producers for several reasons. Sawdust, a historic bedding of choice, has been hard to come by for the past several years and can be expensive. Other options include low-quality hay, straw and sand, but each has added cost. Manure, on the other hand, is never short supply and has to be managed in some way.” – Mary Schwarz, Cornell Waste Management
Cows lying on their own manure may sound gross, but we think cows prefer MooFIBER over traditional bedding materials. MooFIBER provides a soft, resilient bed for cows and doesn’t stick to the animals like some material. Users also report that cows lie for longer periods and that they are seeing a drop in cell counts and no issues with mastitis.