This sod cutter does a great job of softening up the bedded packs at the
Aerating the bedded packs at the
“It’s worked really well for us,” says Pat Hoffman, dairy researcher at the
To aerate, managers run a sod cutter over the bedded manure pack (with sawdust added) two to three times a week. They pull the sod cutter behind a tractor, covering all 40 pens in the 96-foot by 320-foot barn while animals are locked up — away from the activity.