Shavings

Why Shavings are Great for Cattle Bedding

Why Shavings are Great for Cattle Bedding

By on Aug 6, 2020 in Blog, Shavings |

Good quality shavings from P.H Winterton and Son is the best bedding material for dairy cows and their cubicles all over the country. Our bedding materials are light in weight, easy-to-use and work well with automated scrapers and slurry systems. High-quality cattle bedding needs to be non-abrasive, dry, highly absorbent, does not cause clouds of dust and keeps your cows clean and comfortable and handles well in slurry systems. Invest in the Finest Cow Bedding Investing in the best cattle bedding ensures your cows do not get hock infections, experience high levels of mastitis, lameness or high cell counts. These issues can result in reduced lying times and less milk produced. Hock infections are a major cause of lameness in dairy cows and can lead to wound infections that could result in abortions in cows. Poor quality shavings can also cause damage to the skin which if it comes into contact with bacteria can result in hock or foot infections which can impact on their performance. Comfort for cows is extremely important as an extra hour of lying time could be worth a litre of milk. Bacteria only multiply in warm, damp conditions which means keeping cubicle beds and bedding dry with adequate ventilation. This removes moisture from buildings, reduces humidity and allows beds to dry. The Best Shavings Bedding from PH Winterton P.H Winterton and Son offer three types of cubicle bedding which is ideal for cattle. Firstly we have soft-dust bedding that is made from 100% softwood that is kiln-dried and made to the highest standards. Our agri-dust sawdust has become one of the most popular brands of sawdust across the UK because of its quality and consistency. Its grains are screened to 3mm or less which leaves less chance of abrasion or illness that can be caused by other animal bedding. P.H Winterton has also added Zebra Fibre animal bedding to our range, which can be used as both cow or equine bedding because of its superb absorbency qualities. If you would like to know more about our cow bedding products, please contact us...

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Making the Ideal Bed Using Horse Shavings

Making the Ideal Bed Using Horse Shavings

By on Jul 24, 2020 in Equine Bedding, Shavings |

The best way to create the ideal rest area for your horses is by investing in horse shavings from P.H Winterton and Son. For our latest blog, we are going to share some essential maintenance tips to keep your horse’s stable clean and safe plus some advice for composting used shavings. 6 Way to Maintain Your Stables 1. Horses need to be removed from their stable if possible while mucking out 2. Droppings also need to be removed as quickly as possible using a shavings fork 3. Shake your fork gently to loosen any clean shavings back onto the surface and avoid waste 4. Loosen the surface of the bed with the shavings fork when you have finished mucking out 5. Every 2-3 days, heap loosened surface shavings into banks at the sides then remove any concentrated areas of wet shavings and pull banks into the main area of the bed 6. Finally, add fresh equine bedding to maintain optimum depth. How to Compost Used Horse Shavings P.H Winterton recommends that the simplest and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of used shavings is to compost them and return to the soil. Industry specialists have commissioned scientific studies to confirm that the best conditions for composting horse bedding successfully. Results showed that used shavings plus manure turn them into excellent compost in just a matter of months. Here are some composting tips – Have a rough ratio of 3 parts shavings and one part dung or green matter Make sure the heap is on the wet side of damp but ensure it is not waterlogged Keep the heap uncovered Turn the heap monthly if possible as air is essential Under these conditions we would predict horse shavings will compost on between 4 and 8 months, depending on the season. Get in Touch for More Information If you would like to know more about P.H Winterton’s range of equine bedding, please contact us...

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Charge to Victory with Horse Shavings from P.H Winterton and Son

Charge to Victory with Horse Shavings from P.H Winterton and Son

By on Mar 20, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding, Shavings |

Horse shavings from P.H Winterton and Son, are the all season solution to get your horses ready for the high profile events such as the Cheltenham Festival. One of the highlights of the horse racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival is a four-day extravaganza with the finest calibre of horses, jockeys and owners culminating in the Gold Cup day where legends are made. Equine bedding provided by P.H Winterton and Son will give your horses a healthy environment to relax whilst preparing for race day. Horse Shavings Help Keep Limbs Healthy Equine bedding using our 100% softwood shavings is one of the best ways to keep your horse’s limbs healthy and ready for regular competitive action. Here are some other tips to keep your horses fitting fit – Letting your horse stretch its neck and relax their body after work will allow lactic acid to be released from its muscles, which reduces the risk of post-workout injury Studies have shown cold water rather than ice is better for your horse’s legs after activities such as galloping, jumping or on a very hot day Feel your horse’s legs every day so that you can become familiar with what’s normal for them, plus it makes it easier to identify signs of heat, swelling and tenderness and they can be addressed immediately Weighing your horse on a monthly basis will help you find out your horse’s best weight for competitions and if you have to look at dieting Dedicated Providers of Horse Shavings P.H Winterton and Son have been providing the finest horse shavings and equine bedding for 60 years, becoming one of the leaders in animal bedding for the agricultural industry. With a large fleet of reliable vehicles we can provide large orders of shavings and equine bedding for areas right around the Midlands and beyond including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. Get your horses ready for their next competition by getting in touch with our friendly team to order your horse shavings...

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The Most Remarkable Shavings for Animal Bedding, Biomass Fuel, & Industrial Services!

The Most Remarkable Shavings for Animal Bedding, Biomass Fuel, & Industrial Services!

By on Sep 24, 2018 in Blog, Shavings |

Here at P.H. Winterton, quality, convenience, and reliability are the most important things to provide to our customers… Known through Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire for having the most beneficial shavings on the market, our animal bedding, industrial, and biomass services are carried out using remarkable grade A wood residue from the joinery industry. Since we are a family ran business who take great pride in offering a diverse range of services and products, we are perfect for the agricultural, industrial, and domestic sectors looking for a solution on animal bedding, saving money on heating bills, and reducing the chance of slips in the workplace. What Make Our Shavings So Great? As mentioned above, our shavings are sourced from the joinery industry, meaning that we only get the best wood for our products with amazing beneficial properties…. Any animal bedding we create is carefully selected from our dedicated team to absolutely make sure there are no harmful substances included in any batches. All shavings are made from 100% softwood for comfort and warmth, and we currently supply our bedding to the equine, poultry, and cubicle industry. We are said to be the number one choice for animal bedding across the region! Other amazing benefits you can gain from our bedding is a double dust extraction system to protect your animals respiratory system and a unique temperature regulating structure to maintain and ideal warmth in stables, cubicles, and huts. For biomass fuel, our wood produce is the perfect component for creating a natural source of energy that could save you money on heating and electricity bills, along with keeping the environment healthy! Enquire About Our Shavings Today If you would like to speak to our experts about shavings and determine whether our products would be suitable to your situation, contact us for a chat and we will be happy to help you with advice and...

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