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Do You Require A Sawmill Waste Collection in Staffordshire?

Do You Require A Sawmill Waste Collection in Staffordshire?

By on Jul 29, 2022 in Blog, Sawmill Waste Collection |

At P.H. Winterton, we provide many high quality services. These include providing premium sawdust, shavings and other quality forms of animal bedding.  To accompany the fact that we take the greatest pride in supplying quality animal bedding so that your animal remains safe, comfortable and healthy; we care about what happens after you have finished using your animal’s bedding.  Sawmill waste and residue disposal can be quite a troublesome task. Especially if you want to make sure you are disposing of the material in a quick, effective and efficient manner. If you have been in this position, by this we mean, have you have access sawmill waste that required disposing of; luckily, we have just the solution for you.  We provide an all encompassing sawmill waste collection from Staffordshire. It is not just Staffordshire we supply this service to however. We provide sawmill waste collection to Liverpool, Manchester, Nottinghamshire and many more.  So, let’s touch on why you should take advantage of our unique collection service.  We Only Use High Quality Waste You might have heard the old adage; ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’ And we must echo this sentiment.  There seems to be a common misconception that because something is old and has been used by someone else, it therefore has no worth or is of less quality.  However, at P.H.Winterton we only accept sawmill waste that is of high quality.  Our Collection Has Multiple Uses If the sawmill waste passes our thorough and all encompassing evaluation, then it can be repurposed for multiple scenarios. While we have quickly touched upon how the waste is reused for other forms of animal bedding, the sawmill waste can also be used for biomass fuel.  Biomass fuel also happens to be one of the many quality services we offer here at P.H. Winterton. It Helps The Environment  In 2022, there seems to be a general push to become more environmentally friendly. And at P.H.Winterton we concur. The fact that the waste is recycled and reused is one fantastically easy way to be more environmentally friendly.  So, why don’t you consider taking advantage of our sawmill waste collection today.  The Collection Process Now that we have established why you should...

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A Guide To Cubicle Bedding In Staffordshire This Summer

A Guide To Cubicle Bedding In Staffordshire This Summer

By on Jul 7, 2022 in Blog |

Cubicle bedding promises to see quite a lot of potential hazards and/or elemental exposure. From extreme heat to sudden drastic downpours; this Great British summer promises to be one of the most unpredictable and all encompassing summers on record.  Whether your cubicle bedding is in Staffordshire, or all the way up in Scotland, the chances are you will have to take certain precautions to mitigate the effects of summer on your bedding and your cows. Subsequently, we have decided to provide you with some helpful tips and tricks to prepare you, your animal bedding and cows for the summer.  Avoid Overexertion In Afternoon  Typically speaking, cows do not like to do much movement or exercise in extreme heat. Additionally, your cows will not want to eat when it is hot. Because of this, avoid providing food during the middle parts of the day, ideally during the hours of 11-3, and do not take them out for exercise during this time.  Just because your cows do not want to exercise or do much movement during high temperatures does not mean you should not take them out for exercising. You should take them out during the morning and evenings still. Just be sure not to overexert your cows.  Provide Shade At Every Opportunity  Following on nicely from the previous point, when the sun is shining, the UV index might be strong. This might put your cows at risk of heat stroke if they are left exposed for a long period of time.  As such, you should ensure your cows have shade where possible, especially in their cubicle bedding. To put it plainly, this drastically reduces the risk of heat stroke.  Monitor Water Intake Similar to humans, cows will want to remain hydrated in the summer. Dehydration can cause multiple health problems. This can affect their milk production and general health. Always ensuring clean water is readily available at all times.  If your cows are not drinking enough water, try to encourage this as much as possible. On the other hand, ensure all of your cows are getting enough water, not one cow drinking it all.  Don’t Forget About Rain Just because it is the summer, you will do well to remember...

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Top 7 Equestrian Sport Activities

Top 7 Equestrian Sport Activities

By on Jun 29, 2022 in Blog |

By now, many of the winter and spring blues should have hopefully dissipated. We have frequently covered the ins and outs of equine bedding and why correct and proper maintenance is essential. We have not spent too much time talking about what happens after your horse leaves the stable however.  This is why we thought it an opportune time to cover some of the most popular and traditional equestrian sport activities.  Shop Jumping We start our list with arguably the most recognisable equestrian there is. First appearing at the 1900 Olympics, the sport would not actually return until the 1912 edition of competition. The activity of show jumping is commonly enjoyed at various equestrian shows around the country.  A permanent fixture at events such as the American Gold Cup and the World’s Championship Horse Show. Equestrian show jumping is enjoyed by many viewers worldwide.  Eventing  Another popular Olympic sport, Eventing is a showstopping equestrian triathlon. Eventing is the perfect combination of dressage, jumping and cross country all performed by a single rider and their trusty horse.  The rider must showcase an incredible amount of skill and expertise in all disciplines. At the end of the performance, a team of experienced judges provide a score delicate to the quality of the performance.  Dressage Dressage is where horses, typically ridden by mainly a female rider, perform a sequence of carefully constructed acrobatic sequences. After the performance is carried out, they are delicate scores by a team of judges.  Endurance Riding  Considered quite a timeless sport; endurance riding is very popular in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and New Zealand.  Endurance riding has the clear distinction of being one of the few equestrian sports that test a horse’s ability and poshure over a long period of time.  Steeplechase Racing Not to be confused with the version that sees people navigate various obstacles; steeplechase horse racing is where horses and their riders jump over diverse fences and ditch obstacles.  Because this support requires a significant amount of speed, thoroughbred horses are needed to participate.  Vaulting The equestrian sport of vaulting integrates combines dance and gymnastics. The performing horse is attached to a longueur (which is a long line...

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How To Keep Your Chickens Cool This Summer

How To Keep Your Chickens Cool This Summer

By on Jun 17, 2022 in Blog |

At P.H.Winterton, we supply quality poultry bedding in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. As such, we believe it our duty to help our customers with potentially insight tips and tricks to look after their chickens.  In the summer, chickens can come under significant pressure from soaring temperatures and extreme heat. It is commonly acknowledged but chickens, much like other animals it must be said, struggle to keep themselves cool during the summer period.  In fact, statistically speaking; chickens are in much more danger during the height of summer than during the potentially freezing temperatures of winter.  Generally speaking, temperatures over 75 degrees Fahrenheit or 23 degrees Celsius can start to have a drastic impact on your chicken. In these temperatures, chicken can suffer from extreme heat exhaustion and heat stroke. This leads to a decrease in appetite, generally deteriorating health and problems with egg production. In addition, heavier chickens can sometimes become more exhausted in lower temperatures due to their extra body mass.  While we might not always see these temperatures from our poultry bedding in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, there is no harm in preparing for when these days eventually arrive.  So let’s go over some of our top tips to help your chickens remain cool this summer.  Provide Shade We start with what might seem like the most obvious solution to elevating your chicken’s heat exhaustion. It might go without saying but by providing chickens with shade, your chickens will not be directly exposed to the sun. Without the sun beating down on them, your chickens will lead a much healthier lifestyle. You can provide shade to your chickens by simply having trees shelter their poultry bedding or covering their set play area.  Give Them Cold Treats  During hot and humid days; many of us will indulge in a cold treat such as an ice cream or ice cold drink to help cool us down. This is not too dissimilar to what your chickens can do.  When deciding which treats to give to your chickens; you will want to decipher which ones are best for hot weather. Some carb centred treats can actually increase your chicken’s body temperature. As such, you will want to provide your chickens with cold, high...

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Do You Require Poultry Bedding In Staffordshire?

Do You Require Poultry Bedding In Staffordshire?

By on May 30, 2022 in Blog |

Poultry bedding, and even more specifically poultry bedding in Staffordshire, does not garner quite the same level of attention as cubicle and equine bedding does. Exactly why this is the case, largely remains unclear. Whether this is because horses and cows are more commonly kept on farms in much larger bedding or just because the aforementioned animal beddings require regular maintenance. It is largely unclear.  All this being said; there is one thing for certain. That is that we offer high quality poultry bedding in Staffordshire and surrounding areas. It is commonly accepted that the most effective form of poultry bedding is shavings and as we have always stated, we supply shavings in Staffordshire and some surrounding areas.  You might be asking the question; if I have chickens why should I choose this form of poultry bedding? Well, there are many reasons to do so and we will detail them for you.  Health Benefits  If you own chicken, the chances are you will want two things from their bedding. One being that your chickens finds the material comfy and cosy and the other being that bedding helps to keep your poultry happy.  Some of the benefits of keeping chickens healthy include: helping to keep diseases away; increasing the capacity to produce eggs and improving general more mobility.  Increase Scratching When you hear the term chicken scratching, you might think the term sounds rather odd or maybe even aggressive. However, this process is completely natural and often encouraged. Scratching is simply the process that chickens enact when they are searching through their bedding for potential food. Quality, clean shavings encourages your chickens to enact this simple but effective process.  Why In Staffordshire?  There are many reasons you should consider poultry bedding in Staffordshire. One such reason is the remarkable number of farms across Staffordshire and the Midlands in general which cater and use chickens as livestock.  Another reason could be that; Staffordshire on the whole sees quite significant rainfall throughout the year. This highlights the importance of having high quality and effective bedding and sheltering. Do You Require Poultry Bedding in Staffordshire? If you are a farm owner, or just a chicken owner in general, and you are based in Staffordshire; you...

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Preparing Your Horse For Summer

Preparing Your Horse For Summer

By on May 18, 2022 in Blog |

With the Cheltenham Festival firmly in our rear view mirrors and spring now upon us; many horse owners will be contemplating the various ways they can prepare their beloved horse ready for the upcoming season of summer. From revamping their equine bedding, to reinvigorating their exercise regime, to scheduling a rigorous diet plan. There are numerous ways you can make sure your horse is ready for this changing season. At P.H. Winterton, we pride ourselves on empathising your horses’ comfort and health. This is one of the many reasons we are quality purveyors of horse bedding in Staffordshire and Cheshire.  As such, we would like to detail some of the best ways to prepare your horse for summer to ensure their success for the whole of the summer season and the rest of the year.  Implement A Nutritional Diet If your horse has spent much of winter in their comfy and homely equine bedding not participating in much exercise due to potentially treacherous conditions; then they might have developed an unhealthy lifestyle.  The best way to start their path back towards a healthier living is by implementing a nutritional and healthy diet. Naturally, a horse’s diet should consist mainly of grass and/or hay as these are high in fibre which provides your horse with all the necessary nutrition. However, you should pay particular attention to ensure they do not consume too much as this might have a negative overall impact on their health.  Exercise Regime  Following on nicely regarding a healthier lifestyle; now your horse is eating healthy, they should accompany this with an all encompassing exercise schedule.  Summertime mornings are the optimal time for your horses to exercise. This is because the weather is not so cold for exercising to be impractical or provide your horse with significant discomfort, whilst the temperatures are yet to hit the extreme highs meaning there is minimal chance of your horse suffering from heat exhaustion.  Clean The Stables  You have probably heard about spring cleaning your home, however; you should consider performing your spring cleaning on your horse’s stables too. It is sometimes recommended to clean the stables out twice daily as well as replenishing the hay and sawdust that is in...

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