Redi-Bed

redi-bed

Semi-dry material circa 65% dry matter content made from the reject short fibres from the paper recycling industry. Its latent alkalinity of 7.6 pH gives the bedding a natural disinfectant effect that helps to control pathogens. When used in cubicles it is important to keep the surface aerated and open otherwise it can become compressed, this can lead to reduced cow comfort and reduced absorbency which could allow pathogens to multiply. Unlike some bedding materials Redi-Bed doesn’t bind to animal hooves or block slurry systems. Used bedding is then spread to land with the slurry adding to the return of organic matter. Due to the high absorbency and consistency it can also be used as a substrate in loose yards underneath straw to improve drainage in a similar way to lump chalk.

 

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