The Roerick family was debating between sand bedding and DCC Waterbeds for their new robotic milking facility. Stephen Roerick tells us why they chose DCC Waterbeds ISO.Read More
Between replacing manure pumps, sand bedding damaging the parlor equipment, and the fact that sand is just going to keep going up in price, the Esser family of Montfort, Wisconsin, could see that keeping sand in the free stalls was going to cost them more and more as time went on.Read More
“I literally chose what I thought was the best form of bedding in comfort that we could get underneath the heifers without using sand,” said Abing, who put in 460 DCC Waterbeds junior in Majestic View’s new heifer free stall barn finished last fall.Read More
"The cows are comfortable. When we get done milking, like the other day, I looked out in the barn. Out of 144 head, there were only 10 or 12 that were standing up eating or drinking. The rest were lying down."Read More
"I don’t think there is just one favorite thing. They are easy to maintain and don’t pack down. There isn’t much stall maintenance and the comfort – you can go in there and see cows sound asleep."Read More
"One of the biggest problems with mats is that are great in the first year, but then years two and three, they start to get hard and need more bedding. Around six years, they’ll get holes in the cover and need more repair. Every year, it just gets worse and worse with mats."Read More
Robert Herold of Ohio talks spoke to us about his cows’ comfort, bedding costs, maintenance, and the overall performance of DCC Waterbeds on his farm. Hear what Herold has to say, in his own words, about DCC Waterbeds.Read More
“One of the biggest reasons we went to the waterbeds was because of the cost of sawdust. We were bedding with sawdust – a lot of sawdust – at least twice a week. We basically cut our use in half."