Compost Dairy Barn Design Handout

Building and Facilities - Compost Barns - A compost pack dairy barn provides a quality resting and loafing area for the lactating cows when properly designed and managed. However, the rest of the lactating facility infrastructure must exist and includes the feeding capabilities using headlocks or feeding fence with feed alley, manger and manure system; and milking center with accompanying waste management system such as an anaerobic lagoon and holding pen flush system.

Manure management

Missouri Dairy Resource Guide's (AgEBB) information to help implement the best strategy concerning on-farm manure management. This includes insights on nutrient management planning, economics of manure, regulatory issues, records and the use of energy recovery from manure.