All animals bedding materials come with exclusive benefits, some however are better than others due to cost competitiveness, easy availability and longer sustainability.
Where, organic material, which for some are more considerable choice over inert one, are not available. Inert material such as sawdust and wood shavings serve the purpose with maximum efficiency and convenience, and could be easily sourced.
The Environmental Impact
They are best in provision of comfort to animals, cost-competitiveness to owners and do not have any negative impact on livestock and environment.
Both sawdust and wood shavings are highly absorbable materials, meaning they are effective to absorb water and moisture to a higher level and provide dry clean conditions for animals for a longer period of time.
They are soft in nature inherently and can provide maximum comfort to animals. Animals can adjust into the layout and enjoy all cosy conditions.
Complications and Costings
It is easier to apply them. They can easily be spread out, sorted out and laid at smaller and larger spaces with equal ease. You can achieve any level of thickness during application.
Maintenance of animals bedding is a crucial part of it. Some beddings such as those made out straws are harder to clean out and maintain.
Cleaning is an important aspect of bedding management, and wood shavings make the entire process easier for you. They have elements and ingredients that leave cleaning and improvement process convenient. That could be carried out frequently without actually being lost or damaged.
It is a complicated process. It can cost you in erosion and loss of bedding, reduction in its quality and quantity and deteriorate its effectiveness in provision of comfort and convenience to your livestock.
When a bedding material is not able sustain high standard and quality in the longer run, you need replacements. It could cost you more and more in each replacement.
Wood shavings could be easily available depending on your farm areas. If you do not get locally you can get it shipped from other parts of country to your farm.
Its is very cost-competitive too. Its higher sustainability ability makes it even more price effective. It also comes with higher absorbable ratio and other benefits that could have an impact on overall cost.
They also assist in maintaining a proper level of temperature, especially reduction of moisture in the air and on the surface due to their higher absorbable ability.
Sawdust and wood shavings are not hazardous to environment during application or disposal. In addition to comfort and convenience they provide to animals, they are not harmful to their health and wellbeing in any way.
With all the above and other advantages, wood shavings are better suited over other inert materials used as animals bedding.