Feedlot Base

Am installing a 40’ X 60’ base for horse feed lot and composting area. Located in SE PA. Base is 3’ clay. Suggestions welcome regarding alternatives such as fly ash, hydrated lime applications, or compacted stone…


Here in SW Kansas we use the onsite soils for feedyard pens unless the area is really sandy. Why not just use the clay? Or, build the pad up with your clay to provide the needed drainage then add 6 inches of compacted cow manure on top. Tell the person that cleans the pens not to remove the cow manure.

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