- Animals: bovine
- Animal Production: housing
- Farm Business Management: feasibility study
- Soil Management: organic matter
Project will attempt to create a method to easily and economically turn waste cardboard from local businesses into usable bedding for free stall, stanchion, or box stall livestock housing. Industrial grade wood chippers and shredders will be rented or borrowed to conduct the attempts. This study will look at the economic feasibility of using shredded cardboard for bedding as opposed to purchasing pre-shred wood chips. Using cardboard will cut down on the wood chips purchased therefore saving trees as well as money.