See prior blog post for installation of the Stabiligrid.
It has been a year since I put in Stabiligrid around the cow barn and I can now say that the Stabiligrid has been a big success. The Stabiligrid has worked very well to limit the amount of mud that is in and around the cow barn. The Stabiligrid has also made it easier to remove the decomposed hay and manure. I use the decomposed hay and manure as fertilizer by spreading it around the pasture and around the trees and plants in my orchard. Two winters ago I lost 3 calves to the mud. This past winter not a single calf perished.
I hand shovel around the posts and use that decomposed hay and manure as fertilizer around the trees in the orchard.
The rest of the decomposed hay and manure I put into the manure spreader using the tractor. Later, I will spread it over the pasture with the manure spreader to fertilize the pasture.
Andrew Stickler & Mitchell C. Stickler: the goal of this website is to assist those who are considering raising livestock for the first time.