Does RMS bedding deteriorate milk quality or udder health?

The data suggests that there is not necessarily a relationship between the number of bacteria in bedding and in bulk milk.

Risks, benefits and optimal management of recycled manure solids for use as bedding.
The use of recycled manure solids (RMS) as bedding in dairy operations offers significant advantages in terms of comfort and overall costs. Animal by-products (ABPs), however, have the potential to spread animal disease. If not properly disposed of they can be dangerous to both animal and human health.

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