Our bedding product is produced by grinding dry wood from old pallet wood and other wood waste. The wood is ground to a fine consistency by our RotoChopper wood processing machine, and any metal is extracted.
The finished product is very dry compared to industry standard. It is lab tested at the University of Wisconsin Experimental Farm to have a 12-14% moisture content. The bedding has a fine texture consistency that is very absorbent with less dust, and it tends to hold up longer in high moisture without turning soggy as the traditional sawdust or shaving products do.
The bedding is being used in many different types of facilities for dairy cattle, beef cattle, calves, and horses. It does go through augers and pumps, and will fall freely through a slotted barn floor.
The compost bedding process continues to gain popularity in the dairy industry. Producers with these facilities are finding dry sawdust to be in short supply. They continue to experiment with different types of material in an effort to find a economical solution to this problem. Hay Creek Pallet has taken an active role in researching the composting process by discussing our product with the University of Wisconsin-Agricultural Research Station farm and the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension. Our ground product does contain a substantial amount of very fine particulate. This, along with it’s low moisture content of 12-14%, does promote composting. As we continue to monitor our product and research the composting process, we will determine if any additional changes can be made to better our product.
Use our bedding calculator to determine how much bedding you will need to cover your facility.
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The wood is ground to a fine consistency by our RotoChopper wood processing machine, and any metal is extracted. But why is this bedding better than other wood shavings or sawdust?