Hemp Shiv Shavings is a very absorbent, dust free, equine bedding material manufactured from the soft centre of the hemp plant by Harrison Spinks in Yorkshire.
Hemp shiv raw material is thoroughly dust extracted - making it a suitable bedding for livestock, poultry or horses or ponies with Respiratory Problems.
It takes around 6 - 8 bales of Hemp shiv to create the initial bed in a typical 12 foot X 12 foot stable.
Hemp shiv has natural absorbent qualities, (similar to a sponge), Hemp shiv is said to be capable of absorbing 12 times more water than straw and 4 times more than wood shavings.
Hemp shiv bedding is not only absorbent, but also traps smells and ammonia, you can keep a deep litter bed and still have a pleasant smelling stable for your animals.
Try to disturb your Hemp shiv bed as little as possible.
There is no problem with disposing of Hemp shiv Bedding (unlike shavings) as it decomposes quickly into a highly fertile organic fertilizer.
Hemp bedding is usually more expensive to buy than other types of equine bedding such as wood shavings. But as you need to use less and Hemp shiv is competitively priced - Hemp shiv work out to be very cost effective.
Many horse owners have reported saving up to a third on the cost of bedding when they have switched to using Hemp shiv.
Hemp shiv bedding products are supplied packed into 20kg heat sealed polythene bags for ease of handling and storage.