Composting Barns

Compost barns are growing in popularity as a sustainable & environmentally friendly option for your farm. We have a range of products available that we can blend to suit your requirements.

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Composting Barns – Helping local farmers with sustainable solutions

Composting Barns or ‘Mootels’ as they are colloquially known are the next evolution in Dairy Shelters. These soft floor barns provide a clean and warm area for your herd to sleep in, with the floor base (often sawdust or woodchip) absorbing and composting the effluent excreted. This keeps the bedding dry and the herd comfortable & happy. Once the bedding has composted down, it can be removed and used as a fertiliser that will break down quickly – re-distributing nutrients back into the soil.

We are currently supplying Composting Barns and Herd Shelters across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, and working directly with the Farmers to create the perfect woodchip blend for their needs. We can offer a mix of

  • Pine Fines 10-75mm
  • Ground Raw Bark 10-50mm

We can also supply any of our existing Animal Bedding products.

Pines Fines offer a soft yet supportive base for the cows, absorbing and drawing away moisture whilst generating a warm and comfortable surface to rest.

Here at Goodwood we have a strong focus on Sustainability and champion the re-cycling, re-use or re-purposing of woodwaste where possible. We love to see examples of sustainable innovation in other local industry such as Composting Barns and are looking to support trial and set-up of these ‘Mootels’ locally.

If you are on the look out for a suitable soft-floor product to trial in your Composting Barn, get in touch with the team today and we will work with you to find a suitable product.

If you are interested to know more about how Composting Barns work, check out the recent article from Seven Sharp below

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