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Six Straw Alternatives to Get You Through a Bedding Shortage

Weather conditions certainly took a toll on this years wheat crop, leaving straw in short supply for some farmers. This commonly used bedding material is the ideal choice for calves during the winter time. However, here are six bedding alternatives to consider when straw supplies get tight:

Chopped Corn Stalks - If you've just harvested a field of corn, consider saving the leftover stalks for bedding. They are widely available and very absorbent.

Chopped Soybean Hulls - Similar to corn stalks, this bedding alternative can be found soon after harvest and can be used to help keep calves clean and dry.


November 10, 2022


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