In a statement issued recently, the leading premium cardboard-based UK animal bedding manufacturer BedKind, announces it’s bucking the market trend for the predicted widespread price increases and availability issues of bedding this year.
BedKind wants to alleviate fears for horse owners by announcing that its prices will not be increasing. The cardboard bedding company’s stock and supply is in sustainable abundance due to its unique position of having an in-house packaging manufacturing process, all based in Bedfordshire in the UK.
With warnings being issued in the UK equine market over the alarming scale of cost increases due to wood and straw shortage for bedding this year; horse owners who have been loyal to certain brands may need to re-consider their bedding brand due to lack of availability and impending price hikes.
“We make our premium bedding from clean recycled cardboard, using off cuts of packaging from our parent company DS Smith, who manufacture over 15 million cardboard boxes each year, so availability is not an issue for us.
“We are not reliant on external suppliers or impacted by weather conditions, which makes it a safe and reliable option for horse owners all year-round, commented Eleanor Corkett, Bedding Expert for BedKind.
“For those horse owners who use shavings and straw it is a good idea to start reviewing your stable management and bedding supplies to ensure you find a reliable and suitable bedding option favourable to your horses.”
Research reported by The British Horse Society* showed that the average price of shavings was between £6.50 – £8 per bale, and that annually owners need to purchase approximately 52-104 bales per year dependant on usage. If prices increase substantially as proclaimed by the market, this could have a big impact on equine businesses and horse owners purse strings.
A cost comparison of shavings versus BedKind bedding shows that not only would prices not change for BedKind purchasers, but in fact British horse owners could save up to £300 per year alone just by switching. On average shavings are likely to cost between £464 – £880 per year whereas BedKind is significantly lower and between £309 – £586 annually.
“It’s not just about cost savings, as the health and wellbeing of animals is at the heart of everything we do. We have Olympic riders and vets coming to us seeking advice, as we are committed to providing affordable, high-quality, healthy bedding.
“Our bedding is dust extracted, 100% compostable and has natural ventilation and thermal qualities. With the added benefit of being more affordable than traditional bedding brands, we believe BedKind is the premium, dependable bedding of the future for the equine industry.”
For further information or to purchase from Bedkind, visit www.bedkind.co.uk/better-value or call 07771345259