Wood shavings are the waste obtained when wood is shaped or planed using carpentry tools or machines like planers and milling machines. Normally, shavings come from air-dried or kiln-dried wood, which then are manufactured into specific sizes according to different applications. Also, this kind of material does not have a fixed shape as it is curl peeling off the surface of the wood.
Wood shavings are chiefly used for bedding since they are soft, extraordinarily absorbent and economical.
- Pine wood shavings/ pine shavings have a many benefits, making them a superior choice in many cases to provide bedding for horses and cow.
- Pine shavings are made from 100% pine trees, resulting in their wonderfully aromatic smell. Additionally, they are antibacterial and have ammonia-reducing properties so that we can avoid respiratory conditions.
- In the other hand, a number of farmers have a tendency to use straw harvested after a cereal crops for horse/cow bedding, which is then found to be vulnerable to mold. In this case, pine shavings absolutely have advantage over straw, especially solve the respiratory problem.