Posted July 20, 2016
July 13, myself and several other summer students at OVC had the pleasure of touring the new Elora Dairy Research Center. As expected it is top of the line in many aspects and equipped with lots of “extra toys” since it is a research facility. As someone who spent countless hours in dairy barns, most of the tour was a standard dairy operation. However, the one thing that boggled my mind was the stall bedding for the milk cows- pasture mats and shavings. I had expected that a brand-new research facility that is top of line in so many aspects to have sand bedding.