The keeping of cows in the dry litter

In order to improve milk production many factors must be considered. These factors include the optimal microclimate in stall for cows, which is able to provide comfort and the right conditions to an animal. If basic requirements are not met, ammonia, a chemical compound with a penetrating odor, can accumulate in the litter. It not only complicates the work of the farmer, but also harms the health of the cows. The animal could be in trouble with the digestive system, mastitis and other diseases that have a significant impact on the quality and quantity of milk. Harmful gases are formed due to poor ventilation. To prevent their occurrence, you must correctly arrange the boxes for cows, cattle and provide all necessary.

Absolutely all farms both large agricultural enterprises and private small farms try to get the maximum profit from the milk yield of cows. But few  reach the success in this business. The reason lies in the conditions of animal housing. If the animal is tired with poor appetite, it means that it is not comfortable in the stall and the vet does not help here.

If the cow is fed, watered and milked, but does not lay down to rest, it is a sign that you should pay attention to the litter for the cows. Perhaps it causes discomfort. Many farmers do not pay attention to it, but in vain. This may be a signal that there is traumatic material in the litter: stone, metal, etc., or the surface is too wet and unpleasant. And perhaps the litter already teeming with microbes and parasites. Because of this, mastitis and other dangerous disease  may occure in the cow. It is therefore necessary to take into account all the nuances in the work with cattle. Who adheres to all the rules of care, is successful and earns a profit.

Free stall for the cows is a place of rest. It should be dry and warm. Tired animal must be able to lie down on a litter, and not stay in stall from the last forces.


The necessity of dry litter for cow

If care rules are not respected, mastitis may develop in the cow. The disease can cause serious consequences. The animal feels severe pain, and gives milk mixed with blood and protein clots. The treatment can not do without antibiotics, which get into the milk. Pure product can be obtained only after a week, after recovery of the animal.

The causes of mastitis in cows include:

  • wet litter;
  • chill in the stall for the cow;
  • improper care.


For that reason it is so important that stalls and litter should be dry. It is easier to prevent the problem than to correct the consequences.

Optimal agent to absorb the excess moisture in the litter material is MIKADEZ. This tool for drying the litter is increasingly used in the farm. Visually it resembles powder with granules. It works not only as a dryer but also disinfects the surface of the litter. Thus, pathogenic microbes are destroyed, accumulation of harmful gases and volatiles is reduced. Granular substance improves the conditions for animals in the stall, the result – an increase in milk yield.


Types of litter for cows

Litter for the cows and its quality play an important role in farm management. It is made of different materials. Each of them has certain properties. Litter should not be too thin otherwise it will be difficult to the animal to stand up. It is important to remember that the unreasonable economy increases the risk of mastitis and could endanger the success of the whole farm. Therefore, the choice of materials for litter must be taken responsibly and seriously.

There are various kinds of litter for cows, using organic material and mineral.

The litter made from sawdust. The benefits of these raw materials include low cost. But with high humidity the material becomes a breeding ground for germs. To eliminate excess humidity in the litter GLOBUS company developed a special product – MIKADEZ. This powdery light material capable to absorb moisture in an amount of 250% of its weight (2.5 times more than its weight). In addition, it possesses disinfectant properties, fights bacteria and parasites. Thus, the risk of mastitis is reduced by several times.

The litter made from straw. It is popular and in demand. The advantage – price. The downside is that during the winter the moisture on the surface can freeze and the litter become slippery. The risk of injury to animals is increased. Sick cows cannot produce high daily milk yield. In the warm period in the straw streptococcus and other pathogens can be detected. To prevent their occurrence farmers use moisture absorber MIKADEZ. This versatile product provides company GLOBUS  that has already established itself as a reliable and dependable supplier.

The litter made from the sand – alternative variant for coating surfaces in the stall. Sand is dirtied by animals in less extent, absorbs moisture and does not remain on the limbs of the animal. It rarely infest with parasites. But absorbing properties of the sand is not enough. Addition to this litter is drier for litter MIKADEZ, the principle of its work is similar to a sponge. It fully absorbs excess moisture. The thing is in porous granules which sorbs fluid by not only the outer pores, but also by inner surfaces. This dryer for litter is developed and manufactured by company GLOBUS..

The litter made from polypropylene. More and more farmers are choosing litter mat made from polymeric fibers for their animal. Polypropylene is a non-toxic, durable, synthetic material with gas barrier. Thus, such litter accumulates  ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and other toxic substances in less extent. Each type of litter requires care, and mattresses made of polypropylene is not an exception. Wet litter can cause mastitis in cows, and other dangerous diseases. To prevent them use inorganic mattresses with natural raw materials, adding agent MIKADEZ. As a result, pathogens bacteria died, preventing the development of mastitis in cows. Additionally, MIKADEZ promotes healing of wound and scratches on the body of animals..

To the cattle are not sick, and the farmer received  high milk yield daily, it is necessary to choose the right litter for cows. It must meet the following criteria:

  • It must not develop pathogens;
  • The material should absorb any excess moisture;
  • It should be convenient and comfortable for the animal;
  • In the process of cleaning and wiping it should not bring unnecessary trouble to the owner;
  • In the cold season, should not freeze and become slippery.


MIKADEZ  greatly assists to comply with all these requirements. Whatever litter is chosen for the cattle, it will help to remove excess moisture and provide the disinfection of the raw material for litter. The animal will receive comfortable conditions in the stall. The product are provided by the scientific and production company GLOBUS. All of its developments meet international standards and requirements. The company guarantees the quality of its products.