The UK has already seen periods of incredible heat this summer. In fact, the UK has seen record high temperatures as well as certain parts of the country experiencing droughts. With all of this dryness and heat, it seems only inevitable that there will soon be sudden and drastic downpour. When this inevitable moment occurs, we want you to feel prepared and ready. Afterall, the safety of your animals should remain of paramount importance at all times. As a well regarded supplier of cubicle bedding from Staffordshire, we have seen our fair share of rain over the years and therefore; we have garnered quite substantial knowledge regarding helping your cows during prolonged periods of rain. Because of this, we have decided to detail some of the best ways to help your cows when heavy rain hits. Cows Might Not Always Require Help Potentially one of the biggest misconceptions about cows in the rain is that they require constant attention and help. It might surprise you to learn that cows actually thrive in colder temperatures and the prospect of rain does not scare them. In fact, when it is raining, often cows need very little to no monitoring. However, sometimes rain can bring other potential problematic occurrences such as strong gusts of wind and, obviously, muddy fields. While muddy conditions might seem like a mild annoyance, with muddy conditions also comes the potential harmful bacteria to breed. This means that the ever changing conditions should be monitored to ensure that the conditions do not become overwhelming for your cows. Ensure They Have Clean and Dry Bedding When Needed If the weather conditions do become a bit too much for your cows you should ensure that they have clean and dry cubicle bedding waiting for them. As such, you should ensure you are cleaning their bedding more thoroughly and frequently. Additionally, you should opt for bedding material which is more absorbent and suited to rain. Bedding such as shavings are fantastic examples of this. Because of their smaller particular size, they are incredibly more absorbent meaning there is less of a need to dry them out. Contact Us For Animal Bedding At P.H. Winterton & Son, we provide all manner of...Read Moreabout Your Cows During Periods of Rain
At P.H. Winterton, we supply high quality animal bedding to Staffordshire and surrounding areas. As such, we have learnt a great deal about what constitutes good animal bedding and what does not. Just like you, we only want the best sleeping and leisure arrangements for you and your animal. This is why we pride ourselves on supplying only the best forms of animals bedding for you and your animals. Without a doubt, one of the best choices for animal bedding is sawdust. There are many reasons to choose sawdust as it benefits you and your animals significantly. Well we have touched on some of the advantages of sawdust before, we thought a friendly reminder was in order. Comfort No matter your animal, you will want their bedding to be comfortable. Comfortable bedding does not just improve the chances of a good night sleep for your animal but it also improves their overall quality of life. Sawdust is a soft and durable material making it one of the comfiest forms of animal bedding there is. If your horse is getting into their equine bedding or similarly, if your cow is looking for a relaxing night sleep in their cubicle bedding, they will not want to lie down on the material if it is uncomfortable. This is one such reason why sawdust is so prevalent in our beds. Less Material For Landfills Usually with sawdust, there is less disposable waste. This means there is less material to fill up landfills which subsequently makes sawdust the more environmentally stable option, especially compared to other commonly used industry material. In addition to this, sawdust will break down quicker when it is recycled. This again showcases the incredible environmentally friendly properties of the sawdust, meaning if you want to be environmentally aware, you should definitely invest in sawdust. Incredibly Absorbent Much of the time, animal bedding can be very much exposed to the elements. This means that you will want to ensure the bedding does not get too wet and uncomfortable for your beloved animal. Because sawdust has a much smaller particle size compared to other materials used for bedding, it makes the substance much more absorbent. The ability to be more absorbent means...Read Moreabout Why Choose Sawdust For Animal Bedding?