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4 Everyday Uses for Wood Shavings

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Wood shavings are a waste product derived from planing and shaping wood with carpentry tools. Although shavings are considered waste, they don’t always have to be set aside. Wood shavings are extremely versatile and there are numerous ways you can use them around your home and garden or on your farm. The following are some ways you can use wood shavings: Start a fire with wood shavings Whether you are trying to start a small fire or a bonfire, wood shavings are great fire

Ways to Reuse Horse Bedding

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Wood shavings are a popular choice for horse bedding as the product is affordable, soft, absorbent and dust-free. Stalls lined with wood shavings are also easy to muck out. Typically, horse bedding made from wood shavings can last for six months or longer before you must change it. What can you do with used wood shavings? When it comes time to change the bedding in your horse stalls, you could choose to hire a commercial composting company to remove it from your property, or

How to Muck Out a Stall with Wood Shavings

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If your horse is stabled, there’s no escaping the need to muck out its stall daily­. A clean stall is essential for the health and well-being of your horse. Steps for cleaning a stall Here are some steps to make mucking out easier. 1. Dress appropriately Mucking out stables is a messy job. Wear overalls or an apron, gloves, and rubber boots to protect your clothes, hands, and feet from being exposed to urine and horse droppings. 2. Gather your tools To make mucking

How Much Bedding Do You Need for Your Horses?

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The primary purpose of equine bedding is to absorb moisture and toxic ammonia odours emitted from urine and manure. Bedding should also provide comfort and cushioning for your horses to reduce the risk of injury. In determining how much bedding you need for your horses, you must consider the following factors. The needs of your horses Each horse’s needs are different. Any special conditions must be taken into account. Horses confined to a stall because of age, injury or arthritis will need more bedding

Providing a Suitable Environment for Horses

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Horses are beautiful, intelligent creatures that have been domesticated for over 5000 years. If you own horses, whether, for leisure or business, you must ensure they have a suitable place to live. Below are a few things you will need to consider. Shelter Not all horses require a stable. Some horse breeds have thick coats which allow them to withstand outdoor elements, but others need shelter. Even with hardy breeds, you may still require a stable for extreme weather conditions or if the animal

How to Succeed at Livestock Auctions

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For vendors coming away from a livestock auction with a sale, there is usually a feeling of fulfilment, knowing that all the work that went into preparing their animals was rewarded. Livestock auctions are known by a variety of names, including auction barns and livestock exchanges. But they all provide the same service: an excellent place to showcase and sell livestock such as pigs, sheep and cattle. It is always fascinating to see buyers bid with much enthusiasm on the variety of breeds, shapes

Understanding the Price of Baled Shavings – Cubic Feet vs. Bags

Horse Bedding, Wood Shavings|

If you are searching for quality horse bedding that is easy to transport and store, you should consider compressed baled shavings. What is a compressed bale? Compression is the process of reducing in size by applying pressure. For example, you have a bag that is meant to hold 12 pieces of clothing. But after you have folded the clothes and applied pressure to the bag and items, you can pack 24 pieces of clothing. The bag will look the same on the outside but

Best Horse Bedding for Easy Mucking Out

Horse Bedding, Wood Shavings|

If you own horses, one of the important decisions you will need to make is what type of bedding you will use. Horse bedding is important for a number of reasons. It provides warmth and comfort for the animals, prevents injury, and encourages horses to lie down. Using bedding material that is safe, soft, absorbent, and hygienic is crucial. However, if the bedding is not managed properly, it could lead to complications such as respiratory issues for the horses. The importance of regular mucking

Types of Horse Bedding You Should Avoid

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When it comes to comfort for your equine family, bedding takes top priority. Selecting the right type of bedding will help to ensure that your horse is not only comfortable but also remains healthy and performs well. Types of horse bedding to avoid Over the years, different horse bedding options have become available. Based on cost and accessibility, persons may opt for options that are more convenient to them but not necessarily ideal for their horses. Below are some types of horse bedding you should avoid:

4 Ways to Use Cedar Wood Shavings

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Cedar wood is native to the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean region, the Pacific Northwest, and the western Himalayas. For centuries, from the expansion of humanity, cedar wood has been a favourite of many nations for its multiple uses in the construction of beautiful, lasting furniture pieces, pencils, interior and exterior building materials, and other products. Cedar wood is an extremely versatile material. Even its shavings have multiple uses, including the following: Animal bedding Pet bedding, especially for dogs, often attracts fleas and ticks.