Dairy sand, also known as bedding sand, is non-absorbent and moisture-wicking, keeping cows cleaner and drier than other bedding materials. It provides traction, allowing the cows to get up and down more efficiently and reducing injury to joints.
Understanding Sand Terminology
Fines: tiny particles. Fines help materials compact but can also make materials dusty or dirty.
Graded: when sand is put through a specifically chosen set of screens to attain a specific distribution of sizes.
Evenly Graded: when most particles are within a limited size range.
Washed Sand: Sand is washed with water using special equipment, which removes some dust-creating fines.