A nonwoven geotextile is an excellent choice for creating an all weather surface for your farm gateways. According to Larry W. Turner, Extension Agricultural Engineer, "mud robs . . . beef and dairy producers of performance from their cattle herds in winter and spring conditions." The fall and spring rains can turn farm gateways into mucky, dangerous areas. The animal's hooves sink deep into the muck and ice balls form on their legs. There is an increased incidence of mud fever.
- Meets NRCS Class 1 Nonwoven
- Long, Varied History of Use
To reduce or eliminate the problems associated with mud Dr. Turner advises that ". . . [an] all-weather surface can be constructed of geotextile fabric [cattle carpet], rock and fine surface cover for less than 1/3 of the cost of concrete."
We recommend US 180NW Cattle Carpet, a 7 oz nonwoven geotextile. US 180NW meets the Natural Resources Conservation Service Class 1 nonwoven Geotextile Specification (some states may vary). This is the same type of material used by civil engineers in major construction projects such as roads, foundations and drainage systems.
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