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Can I feed my horse hay in the summer?

Can I feed my horse hay in the summer?

By on May 16, 2021 in Blog |

While we specialise in horse bedding here at P.H Winterton, we also often get quizzed about horse feeding habits; especially when the weather heats up. For this blog, we will focus on answering all of your burning questions. Expert advice about horse feeding from horse bedding specialists Horses out at grass may require hay over the summer but it depends on the quality of the pasture, the weather conditions plus the horse’s condition. If the pasture is of poor quality, the horses on the pasture do not appear to be thriving, including a mare supporting a foal, non-native breeds, equines in hard work, or the weather is poor, then they may need hay throughout the summer. If the horse has free access to grass, they usually won’t need to forage as hay will be provided. What are the telltale signs you should be feeding hay? Signs that hay supplementation is needed include horses on the pasture losing weight that drops below an acceptable body condition score. In some instances, if the pasture is poor and the weather is poor, extra hay keeps the horses warm. How do owners decide how much hay to feed stabled horses? If your horse is stabled part of the time, you can decide by determining how the horse is maintaining their weight. If they are overweight then they will only need a small amount of hay and fed no more than 1.5% of their body weight per day; especially if this is their sole dietary intake. If the horse is turned out on grass during the day, the majority of the hay ration can be removed from the diet. Contact us for further advice If you need further advice about feeding your horse, please do not hesitate to get in touch now. P.H Winterton is also the leading supplier of horse bedding and biomass fuel for clients all over the...

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Why shavings are the ideal horse bedding

Why shavings are the ideal horse bedding

By on May 2, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Many horse owners, whether their horses have allergies or not, are moving from traditional bedding materials such as straw and turning to alternatives such as shavings from P.H Winterton. For this blog, we will explain why our equine bedding is the best choice for horses who suffer from allergies. Natural Equine Bedding is the best choice If your horse suffers from allergies or respiratory issues then choosing one of our equine bedding products will be the best choice to keep them healthy. We understand that bedding with little or no dust at all is best for allergy-prone horses, but you should always opt for a natural material such as shavings. The reason for this is that many natural materials have antibacterial properties that will help to maintain the stall’s hygiene and cleanliness. While some manufacturers use additives in their natural products, this is still the purest bedding you will get. The fewer components it has the better it will be for your horse. The Power of Three with PH Winterton Here at PH Winterton, we offer three different types of horse bedding, which can suit any budget or specific requirement. Cheshire Choice bedding is our premium supply made from 100% softwood shavings and boasting excellent absorbency levels. As the name suggests, our Economy Bale bedding is our budget range with a unique mix of hardwood and softwood. Our newest range of bedding is Zebra Fibre, which also boasts excellent absorbency levels and is available in 48-60 bales per pallet. Contact Us With Any Questions If you have any questions about PH Winterton’s range of equine bedding please do not hesitate to get in touch now. Our team of specialists will be more than happy to help. Considering a new renewable energy source? We also offer biomass fuel wood pellets, sourced from our nationwide sawmill waste collection...

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What are Wood Fuel Pellets?

What are Wood Fuel Pellets?

By on Apr 25, 2021 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Here at PH Winterton and Son, we believe wood pellets are the future of wood heating. We supply wood fuel pellets as biomass fuel for a number of our customers looking for a renewable energy source. Because of their consistent size, energy content and moisture content they can be used in automated stoves and boilers. Wood pellet stoves and boilers light themselves when needed, typically using a small electric ignitor that comes on for a short space of time. The oxygen supply can be well controlled which means that pellet stoves and boilers are highly efficient and burn with low emissions. They are typically 80-90% efficient and produce very little ash so when it comes time to sweep your chimney you will barely notice the difference. The pellets are fairly easy to move mechanically using an auger, which feeds the fire as needed. This allows the pellet stove to regulate its own heat output. How are Wood Pellets Made? Wood pellets consist of compressed sawdust or wood dust produced by sawmills. PH Winterton sources our biomass fuel pellets as part of our sawmill waste collection service. The pellets are held together by the natural lignin in the wood. Lignin makes up roughly a quarter of dry wood, which strengthens the wood’s waterproofing properties. Their low moisture content makes them a good source of energy because very little of the energy in the pellets is used to evaporate moisture. The wood is first made into the dust of a consistent size using a hammer-milling machine with the sawdust compressed under great pressure and forced through holes. This is a hot process and the natural lignin in the sawdust melts and binds the dust together. This holds the pellet in shape and gives it the characteristic sheen on the outside. Need More Information on Biomass Fuel? Contact Us Now If you need any more information about wood fuel pellets or have any questions about biomass fuel in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with PH Winterton today. For over 60 years we have been the leading provider of horse and poultry bedding for clients all over the...

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Preparing for Royal Windsor Show with Equine Bedding

Preparing for Royal Windsor Show with Equine Bedding

By on Apr 18, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Investing in the finest quality of equine bedding is one of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming Royal Windsor Show. With COVID-19 restrictions set to ease further in May, the 2021 show between 1st and 4th July could welcome up to 4000 spectators a day. PH Winterton and Son are proud to be a sponsor of the Royal Windsor Show plus the Olympia horse show. For our latest blog, we will tell you more about the Royal Windsor event plus all the information you need to know about our horse bedding products. More Information about Royal Windsor Show Five-star showjumping is set to return at the illustrious event, featuring a total prize fund of £430,000 plus the finishing Rolex Grand Prix on 4th July. Organisers have said they will allow 4000 spectators on each of the four days, adhering to the Government COVID-19 guidelines set to come into play on 17th May. Show director Simon Brooks-Ward commented, “We are delighted that we have been able to reschedule Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2021 and are looking forward to the return of what has become known as one of the best international horse shows in the world,” “The show is set to be a spectacle for the whole family, with the highest calibre of the competition alongside remarkable entertainment acts.” Choose PH Winterton for Equine Bedding PH Winterton and Son offer three different types of equine bedding to suit any budget or specification. Our Cheshire Choice bedding is our premium brand, with our Economy Bale bedding is for clients working to a budget. Zebra Fibre bedding is our newest addition, which boasts excellent absorbency levels and helps to prevent abrasions. Contact Us Now with any Questions If you have any questions about horse bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with PH Winterton...

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What are the main components of Biomass Fuel Boilers?

What are the main components of Biomass Fuel Boilers?

By on Apr 11, 2021 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass fuel encompasses a number of materials that include wood and agricultural residues. These materials can be used for heating buildings and to a lesser extent for producing power or a combination of heat and power. Biomass systems require more operator information than other forms of renewable energy such as solar or wind. A small amount of maintenance plus an annual inspection and cleaning means the system can provide heating when needed. Additionally, biomass combustion produces emissions that have to be monitored to make sure they comply with government regulations. What are the different parts of a Biomass system? There are a number of key components to a biomass system which includes the following – Fuel storage and handling or conveying. Combustor Boiler Fire suppression systems Pumps Fans Exhaust controls System controls Automatic ash handling (optional feature) Back up boiler Heat distribution system All biomass systems require storage for fuel as well as a way of handling the fuel. Systems that use wood chips or pellets will be stored in silos or a bunker with an automated system that moves fuel from the storage area to the combustion area. PH Winterton recommends that storage areas hold a minimum of three days of fuel. The day hopper is the last part of the fuel handling system and controls the rate at which the fuel is delivered to the boiler. Wood pellet or log systems the heat created by the boiler can be used to directly heat the air or used to heat water, acting as a medium by which the heat is delivered. Fire suppression systems help to prevent fire from the combustor travelling back up the conveyor system where fuel is stored. This type of system can also include temperature sensors and water-delivery or control systems to put out fires before they spread throughout the whole system. Biomass Fuel from PH Winterton P.H Winterton and Son first started supplying biomass fuel to assist joineries with getting rid of surplus wood and market the sawmill waste as a product. Biomass fuel has since become increasingly popular due to its low energy densities. We use grade A wood residue that can be burnt for industrial heating and electricity. Contact Us With...

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