Q. I currently use shavings for my horse bedding. Why should I use pellets?
A. ABSORBENCY: Pellets are densified. One bag of pellets is equivalent to two and a half bags of shavings. Pellets are made of finely ground wood; therefore, they retain the super absorbent qualities of sawdust with a lot of surface area. Pelletized bedding will absorb three times its weight in urine. DUST: Because pellets are screened, fines and dust are kept to a minimum. CONVENIENCE: Cover the floor of a stall with about 1/2” of Elkhorn Valley Bedding. Unlike our competition, wetting is optional. Each day simply remove manure and urine soaked spots with a rake. Once every week or two, add a bag of bedding to the stall. COST: Elkhorn Valley Animal Bedding enables you to save money by buying less bedding and taking less time to maintain stalls.
Q. If I want to switch to pelleted bedding, where do I begin? And how many bags will I need?
A. First, clean the stall of old bedding. Use 5-6 bags of bedding for a 12’ x 12’ stall to get about a 1/2” layer. Spread the pellets evenly throughout the stall. Wetting the bedding with water to activate or “fluff” the material is optional. Each day remove urine soaked spots and manure. Spread a new bag in the stall every week or two.
Q. What are the advantages to Elkhorn Valley bedding vs. other pelletized beddings?
A. Elkhorn Valley offers three types of pelletized bedding: 1) whole, 2) crumbled, and 3) small crumbled. So no matter if you have a heated environment or unheated, a small animal or large, we have the bedding that's right for you.
Q. How is Elkhorn Valley animal bedding sold?
A. It is sold in convenient 32 lb, 35 lb and 40 lb heat sealed poly bags. Bags can easily be stacked in a small, dry area. Bedding is also available in bulk (1-ton super sacs or loose).
Q. Where can I buy Elkhorn Valley animal bedding?
A. Click Find a Dealer to locate a store near you. We also retail bedding direct from our Fremont plant. If you do not find a store in your area, please contact us.
Q. Where should I store Elkhorn Valley animal bedding?
A. Store it indoors in a dry area. Because of its super absorbent nature, it is important that you keep the bedding dry. You can stack the bags several feet high, so you won’t need a great deal of space.