Dairy cow bedding materials: Recycled manure solids 

The interest in recycled manure solids(RMS) as an alternative bedding material is increasing. But what do you need to consider before investing? 

The benefits of recycled manure solids as cow bedding

Increased costs and reduced availability of bedding materials for dairy cows, such as straw, has prompted many farmers to search for more accessible, cost-effective and sustainable alternatives.  

Separation technology to produce recycled manure solids for bedding (RMS, commonly referred to as ‘green bedding’) is being adopted in many countries, such as the United States, and across Europe. 

Potential advantages include increased cow comfort, reduced cost and increased environmental sustainability compared with other bedding materials 

RMS regulations

Find out about the legal requirements for using recycled manure solids (RMS) as an alternative dairy cow bedding material. 

Regulations for using recycled manure solids

RMS recommendations

Read our seven top tips for using recycled manure solids (RMS) as an alternative dairy cow bedding material. 

Practical recommendations for using recycled manure solids
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