A new super absorbent, highly sustainable Miscanthus horse bedding product has been launched by Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta.
The premium bedding is made from 100% finely chopped Miscanthus, a carbon negative renewable crop grown on marginal land by British farmers.
Miscanthus is more absorbent than other bedding products, according to the company. “It’s three times more absorbent than wood shavings, due to the porous pith inside the Miscanthus cane,” says David Pattison, commercial manager for Terravesta.
Hailed as a ‘wonder crop’, Miscanthus grass reaches over four-metres tall each year. It absorbs more carbon than it releases in its 20 + year lifetime and stores it in the earth, which helps to alleviate C02 pollution and reduces the effects of climate change.
Miscanthus is a hardy perennial grass, producing an annual crop, without the need for replanting and it doesn’t require any fertiliser or pesticides.
It thrives even on the poorest land and enhances biodiversity and soil health. “Our Miscanthus horse bedding is chemical and additive free and dust extracted, helping horses to breathe more easily.
“It’s also cleaner than the competition, naturally carrying less bacteria and it helps to reduce unwanted odours,” says David.
For more information about Miscanthus and to try out the new horse bedding, visit www.terravesta.com