Don't really know where to post this question so I guess it's going here. Feeding the cows is done with feeder panels in a straight line, cows on one side bales on the other. Cows are standing on a large concrete pad. Due to this, that and the other, ( mostly a brutal winter ) their side has a huge build up of snow, which is of course packed tight now pretty close to being ice. Finally was able to get the tractor in to try to clean it up but the whole feeding area is just to hard and the bucket won't bite into the snow/ice. I'm thinking throughing some type of ice melter, probably salt, over the standing area might loosen things so I can get it cleaned up. It may take several applications of spreading, waiting and scraping but oh well. I'm not concerned about the pad as it will likely get torn out this year of the next, but is there anything to be concerned about regarding the salt and the cows hooves?