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Pattison Dairy Bedding Sand

Pattison Sand Company produces the highest quality screened sand, free of clay and other deleterious materials that is perfectly suited for dairy bedding. In relation to  milk production, bedding quality matters.  Pattison’s Dairy Sand is a fully washed and dried product, providing exceptionally high quality bedding material for your livestock.

Pattison Sand Company’s dairy sand receives the highest accolades from Dairy Producers in Northeast Iowa and Southwest Wisconsin. This high quality material is used primarily in dairy free stall operations, but is also an excellent alternative for dry cow and heifer facilities.


  • Very Clean – No lumps , clumps or frozen material,  up to 60% less solids left in the pit after clean out.
  • Fine Screened – It contains zero to minimal oversized grains, Various Types of sand to meet facility requirements.
  • DS20/40 for sand lanes, provides for easy and very efficient reclaiming.
  • Dry – Cows prefer warm, dry bedding material. Cuts down on cow lameness and hoof issues.
  • Resistant to bacterial growth – Minimizes bacterial growth which lowers incidences of clinical mastitis caused by environmental organisms such as E coli, and environmental streptococci.
  • Better Footing – Consistently sized bedding material reduces the number instances of swollen hocks, hair off hocks, and knee injuries, Helps to lower incidences of herd slipping in alleyways.
  • Absorbent – Absorbent material wicks away moisture, preventing hoof disease and lameness.
  • Reclaim Abilities – Based on the particular type of system used in the operation, Our dairy sand can be reclaimed and used again.
  • Ease of Movement – Promotes a greater ease when rising and lying improving blood flow.
  • Longer Resting Times – Promotes longer resting times, which results in higher milk production and quality.

Livestock prefers dry, clean material, comfort equates to longer resting times. Higher absorption of waste, results in lowered incidents of clinical mastitis caused by environmental organisms.

Additional benefits include lowered risk for injury due to hoof disease and lameness. Pattison Dairy Bedding Sand promotes ease of movement, improved blood flow and longer resting times. These factors promote higher milk production and quality.

State of the art Aggregate Plant

Pattison’s newly installed Cone Crusher and production plant is state-of-the-art, producing some of the highest quality Ordovician Dolomitic Limestone Aggregates.

Material is separated into various required sizes without inducing fractures, while yielding a refined individual rack shape that is the most desirable for tight compaction and stability. Pattison’s new aggregate plant produces Aggregates of exceptional quality.

Pattison Roadrock Plant

Logistics second to none

Pattison recently completed its Rail Spur project, extending multiple rail lines directly into our new state-of-the-art aggregate production plant!.

Pattison’s advanced direct to rail loadout system coupled with the Pattison rail spur allows aggregate products to be loaded directly from the production plant on to enclosed rail ore cars for delivery. Eliminating excess handling saves costs, and insures a higher quality product.

Pattison Direct to rail load out

New Customers:

To set up an account with Pattison, you must fill out an Account application form. If you wish to set up a credit account, you should also fill out a financial declaration and a Credit application.  These forms are available below.  Click the Download Form button, then open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the form.  You should then email the completed form and send them to your sales representative.

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Have a question for our Specialty Products team?

We’re Located on the banks of the Mississippi River. We’re one of the only sources of Aggregates and Proppants that can load directly onto Rail, Truck or Barge from the same facility! We and ship anywhere in the world. We’d love to hear from you!

Contact information

Main Office

701 1st Street
Clayton, IA 52049

: (563) 964-2860

: info@pattisonsand.com

Operations Office

24312 Mississippi Rd., Clayton, IA 52049

Hours of operation

Office Open Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm
Operating Hours – 24/7

Pattison High Quality Aggregates and Proppants

Pattison produces high quality ordovician dolomitic limestone Aggregates and silica proppants.  Our Clayton IA, quarry contains multiple limestone ledges yielding material with a variety of properties that meet various requirements.  Our products are certified for use by multiple state Departments of Transportation, and the FAA.

Revetment Stone

Asphalt Stone

Ballast Stone

Concrete Stone

Clean Stone

Fine Aggregate



Specialty Products