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I would say more bedding.
Hosing off their feet will get it to thaw and wash off, but then they'll be wet and cold.

I've never had any cattle get manure stuck to their feet. I wonder if there's something about what you are feeding that is making it more sticky?

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You could get them one of those boot scrubber things :)

You know, I was thinking about this and maybe it's because of their different...um...anatomy. When heifers urinate, it all goes out behind. When steers do, it's right there on their feet. I wonder if it's a combination of wet feet and maybe unusual weather or something making them stick?

I think the solution is still more bedding. I like the wood chip idea. More abrasive maybe.

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