First, there is not a question in my mind about the benefits of slats; we have cleaner cows, the cows don’t slip and cause injury, there is no labor to clean alleys, and we don’t have any machinery to fix. The other real advantage is that none of our neighbors even know we have a manure pit as it’s under the barn, out of sight, out of mind. In fact, we have been pumping out of our pit part of every day for the past 3 weeks and no one even knows it, there is no smell. I like the fact that it’s an engineered structure that’s watertight, so in years to come, I don’t have to worry about polluting someone’s well, that gives me peace of mind.
– Jim K.