Types of bedding materials available for Iowa dairy herds have changed in recent years. Changes in methods of harvesting small grains and in the acreages of small grains planted have resulted in less straw being available for bedding material. And many other materials are being used as bedding for dairy cattle.
Foreman, C. F. and Porter, A. R.
"What Bedding for Dairy Cattle?,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 11
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol11/iss11/5