FIX YOUR MUD PROBLEM!
Mud is not good for livestock.
Wet conditions carry disease.
Deep mud can injure animals from pulling muscles to causing infections such as mastitis.
We had a big mud problem at our homestead.
Our barn was located at the bottom of a hill, where all the water on the whole property ran.
Our cows spend the winder in our fenced in paddocks so we can feed and water them.
Unfortunately this means that they are standing in the low spot, causing more mud problems.
We decided this year to fix the mud problem using heavy traffic pads or heavy use area.
The fix to mud is simple.
- Take a roll of geotextile fabric, roll it out.
- Place a layer 6″ of larger gravel. We used 6inch and minus stone.
- On top of the larger gravel place a 3″ layer of 2″ gravel.
- If you have livestock that will be walking on it often you will want to top dress it with sand or small pea gravel so that larger animals don’t bruise their hoofs.