Frequently Asked Questions

What are Bedding Wood Pellets?

Ecowood bedding wood pellets are produced by compressing course sawdust through holes in a metal ring. Friction generated during manufacture creates heat that in turn releases the natural lignums within the dust to act as a glue.

How does it work?

By adding fresh water to the wood pellets, they are softened into an absorbent bedding for the horse which is both dry and comfortable.

Can Bedding Pellets save time?

Because the solid manure separates so easily, less time is spent removing the soiled bedding from the stable compared with traditional horse beddings. The urine saturated areas should be removed in their entirety.

Are Wood Pellets more expensive than traditional beddings like wood shavings and straw?

If you consider that each 15kg bag is equivalent to about 1.5 bales of shavings, you can easily calculate the savings to be made in material costs.

Additionally, it is expected that you will reduce your labour costs by 30-50% as bedding is added just once a week and only wet bedding and manure is removed.

Are Horse Bedding Pellets the same quality as Wood Fuel Pellets?

All Ecowood pellets are PREMIUM GRADE PELLETS and produced from clean softwoods (not hardwoods which can have harmful toxins in them or recycled timber that can be contaminated).

Will my horse eat the Pellets?

Bedding pellets taste and smell like wood, so most horses will immediately recognise this and not eat the pellet. If you are concerned ensure the pellets are completely processed before the horse enters the stable by spraying more water on the pellets and turning them with a fork until they are broken down.

How many 15kg bags of wood pellets will I need for a 3.6m x 3.6m loose box?

A 3.6m x 3.6m loose box will require 8-10 (15kg) bags of wood pellets and you should not have to add additional bags for 2 weeks. After 1 bag a week should be sufficient to replenish the soiled bedding removed.

Can Ecowood bedding pellets be used for other animals?

Ecowood bedding can be used for poultry, cattle and cat litter to provide the same benefits.