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Jleegriffith
Dec. 6, 2009, 04:54 PM
Getting ready to start some major farm projects including sacrifice paddocks and riding ring. I would like to buy the cow carpet or geotextile but I am not sure where to start looking for something in the quanity to fit our projects. Suggestions?

Meredith Clark
Dec. 6, 2009, 06:25 PM
J- I'm getting some to put under my pad for the new barn as well as the sacrifice area. My dad is an architect and was planning on getting me some from a friend. I'll ask him where he's getting it.

ps- are you having to wait until the ground freezes? My place is so muddy the excavation trucks and equipment can't even get in yet :no:

MunchkinsMom
Dec. 6, 2009, 07:06 PM
Did you Google it? I did, and got quite a few hits:

http://www.usfabricsinc.com/products/cowcarpet.shtml

http://www.srtextiles.com/

There is also another thread about this in the COTH archives:

http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-183477.html

Jleegriffith
Dec. 6, 2009, 07:38 PM
M- thankfully you can access my sacrifice paddocks from the drive in front of the barn which should hold the equipment nicely but I still think we are going to wait. Let me know and I would be happy to travel to go pick it up.

Thanks for the links I will take a look. My excavator thinks that just scraping out all the mud all the way down to the clay base and then adding stone dust and then pea gravel will be enough but I think eventually the rocks will sink so I might be better off just to go with the cow carpet.

the_other_mother
Dec. 6, 2009, 09:19 PM
Farmtek has it

Phoebe
Dec. 7, 2009, 12:51 AM
Not sure where you are in the Mid-Atlantic but I'm in VA and just wanted to put in a huge plug for cow carpet - got ours from FarmTek and I LOVE IT - no more mud right out side the barn doors!!!!! Huge fan here - definately the way to go - ours is on clay base with stone dust on top - works great

shakeytails
Dec. 7, 2009, 10:23 AM
Try calling your local Cooperative Extension. Around here, there are cost share programs for various projects (for cattle farmers mostly) that involve use of geotextile fabric. They should know where to get it locally. I called half a dozen places who didn't have a clue what I was talking about. Coop. Ext. clued me in on the only place (feed mill) around that carried it. The place I get it from will sell either whole rolls or just a few feet, and will gladly order large quantities if necessary. Oh, and maybe it's a local term, but it's called "filter fabric" more than geotextile around here.

Bluey
Dec. 7, 2009, 11:31 AM
Check with local landscaping companies.
They buy them by the roll. It comes in many sizes.