A network of Demonstration Farms were set up across Wales to demonstrate woodchip bedding in a commercial situation. All ten farms used woodchip bedding with either sheep or cattle for an 8-10 week period alongside a straw comparison. During this period the animals on both straw and woodchip were monitored for their health, cleanliness and performance. Records were also kept of the amount of bedding required, the frequency with which it was required and the time it took to apply to the pens. Cost comparisons of the straw and woodchip were also determined.
For more information on each of the woodchip projects at the above farms, follow the links below.