Cows love to lie on sand! And it is also a comfortable and practical surface. If you use the right type of sand of course.
Sand is an outstanding sleeping surface for cows in cubicles. But not all types of sand are suited for this purpose. The sand needs to have special properties, so that it does not compress and becomes hard as concrete.
Dansand® Cow Sand has the right grain size. This is crucial for the well-being of the cows. We have the possibility of mixing sand according to needs and our experience shows that a more coarse mixture of 0.1 - 0.5 mm without oversized grain provides the best result. Fine grain compresses too much - and this affects the sand's ability to absorb impacts.
Cow Sand from Dansand A/S feels more comfortable and softer due to its roundness. The sand is approximately 22 million years old and has been moved around more by sea/water and rivers than traditional sand.