Keep the animal dry
Of all of the available bedding materials, peat has the highest absorbency factor with the ability to absorb up to 10 times its own weight. The Super Fine particle size of Peat Bed allows for maximum coverage in a cubicle shed thereby keeping the cows dry and comfortable.
Keep the animal clean
Because of its high absorbency, the cows will therefore be cleaner, and this greatly reduces the bacterial count and potential for mastitis.
Maintain a healthy environment
The special formulation of Peat Bed, with a pH above 8, keeps the harmful bacteria count as low as possible. The highly absorbent peat keeps the animal dry and therefore cleaner.
Cattle spend more than half their lives lying down. A dairy cow lies down and rises around 16 times every day, which means between 5 000 to 7 000 times in a year! The cushioning effect of Peat Bed helps to increase the level of comfort whilst reducing animal injuries and abrasions.
The peat is harvested during the summer months and stored under cover until required. Peat Bed is then manufactured on a large scale using its own dedicated screening, mixing and production line. Producing large volumes is key to reducing the cost per unit. Harte Peat also have a nationwide distribution network, using their own fleet of delivery trucks and distribution centres. This makes Peat Bed the most cost effective material.
Safe to use
Peat is a natural product with no toxins or contaminants. There is no risk of any foreign objects getting into the product, which may be harmful to animals. From a farmer’s point of view, the product is very clean, dry and easy to handle and very easy to work with when spreading on cubicles.
Easy to spread on land
Due to its very fine particle size, the peat remains suspended in the slurry when in a tank, therefore it is easy to extract from the tank and to spread on the land. With its high pH and soil conditioning characteristics, the use of Peat Bed adds value to the slurry for spreading on land.
Peat Bed comes in different bag sizes (50 litre bag, 1.0m3 bag, 2.0m3 bag) or in bulk truck loads. These bags are easily stackable on pallets. The product will last for months in storage without any deterioration in quality.
Now available at The Farm Store. https://www.thefarmstore.ie/product/1827/dairy-products/peat-bed-cubicle-bedding