There are a number of issues to consider in dairy farm cow races and tracks in respect of the design and installation of AggreBind soil stabilized flexible base layers for agricultural applications.
These include animal safety, health issues, maintenance, finance, available equipment, locally available soils and waste materials, local regulations.
Animal hooves are made of protein that softens with moisture so the soil stabilized track should be profiled, and sealed with AggreBind, to be self-draining. On the outside of the hoof is the wall the sole and the heel, on the inside the corium and pedal bone. The hoof design makes it prone to injury in adverse environments.
The soil stabilized track design for dairy farm cow races and tracks use of the AggreBind soil stabilized base layer must include all these factors plus a surface that will enable the cattle hooves to grip the surface to reduce the risk of falling.
For economic and environmental reasons it is very important, wherever possible, to use locally available sub-soils or crushed construction/mine waste materials for soil stabilizing roads or tracks. The grading of materials to be soil stabilized must include a 35%+ fines content. (passing through a 200 sieve)
The width and profile of the AggreBind soil stabilized road will be determined by the number of animals using it as congestion can result in injuries to the animals.
Fencing for the farm race/track can be installed using AggreBind soil stabilization to secure the fence posts into the ground.
Drainage ditches can also be formed and sealed with AggreBind soil stabilizer mixed with locally available water, even sea water.
Standard farm equipment plus a smooth drum vibration compactor can be used to install AggreBind for soil stabilization and dust control.
Maintenance of any damaged areas on the farm race can easily be repaired with hand tools as soil stabilizing AggreBind has a bond-back capability. This ensures that any repaired areas will be the same strength as the rest of the farm race.
AggreBind is totally environmentally friendly and harmless to plants, humans and animals.
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