Time taken to muck out a stable
Urine absorption speed
Extremely economical, only 1 to 2 bags per week to top-up
Reduction of urine odours within the stable
Vastly reduced muckheap
Does the bedding react differently during seasons?
Yes, and we recommend the following seasonal advice:
Bedding works best when an approximate 25% moisture content is maintained. During the winter, the bed does this itself as it takes moisture from the air through osmosis. However, during the warm summer months when the air is a lot drier the bedding will actually give moisture out to the air rather than take it in. Due to this the bedding can become dry and appear dusty, so simply spray the bed with a mist nozzle from a hose or use a watering can to wet the bed when this happens. Maintaining the correct balance of moisture in the bed will keep the bedding working as efficiently as the day it was put down. Please also note that spraying/wetting the bed in the summer will not make the bed stay damp as moisture will be distributed evenly throughout the bed if you mix the dampened bedding with any drier bedding underneath.
As was mentioned in the summer advice, the bedding will take moisture in from the damp winter air. This is because the moisture content is higher than that of the bedding so due to osmosis the moisture will move from the areas of high concentration to low. This is nothing to worry about and a damp bed can easily be prevented, although if ignored can lead to a damp feeling bed. When adding new bedding during the winter, simply use less water when activating the bags (5-7 litres). This will leave some pellets partially activated meaning that they can draw moisture from the bedding already down and stop the bedding from feeling damp. If however, the problem persists in really damp weather, such as melting snow, you may wish to add an entire bag dry or with only a few litres of water. If you find that you want to make up volume in the bed, then use the 7-9 litres of water as per usual.
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How do I dispose of the bedding?
Because the bedding is so absorbent, there will be less material removed from the stable, thus reducing the area needed for muck storage. Bedding will breakdown rapidly to form a valuable compost.