This brochure is a summary of the current situation and future perspective of the sustainability aspects of bedded pack barns in The Netherlands. 2014
In these reports you will find the results of a study on Dutch dairy farms with bedded pack barns (2014).
On farm development of bedded pack dairy barns in The Netherlands. Introduction and first experiences on three farms. 2014
On farm development of bedded pack dairy barns in The Netherlands. Nutrient balances and manure quality of bedding material. 2014
On farm development of bedded pack dairy barns in The Netherlands. Animal welfare and milk quality. 2014
In the book “prospects for bedded pack barns for dairy cattle (2011)” you can find information about experiences in Amerika, Israël and research in the Netherlands on three experimental farms. Also calculations are made about the moisture balance and economics. The experiences of seven farmers are described.
Portner was the first dairy farmer in Amerika who built a compost barn in 2001. You find more information from the University of Minneapolis here http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/facilities/compost-bedded-pack-barns/.
The University of Kentucky has also given a nice overview of their research and recommendations about the management of Compost Dairy Barns.