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Sundown Sun-E-Bed Straw Pellets

Sundown Sun-E-Bed Straw Pellets

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Sundown Sun-E-Bed Straw Pellets are a highly absorbent soft straw pellet bedding.

100% British straw - Made from locally-grown British straw, a by-product of grain harvesting.

Sustainable bedding - Natural, sustainable, and composts quickly for easy disposal.

Highly absorbent - Sundown's most absorbent bedding. Eliminates odour and highly economical.

Mucking out, made easy! - Sun-e-bed is a highly absorbent, sustainable, horse bedding that speeds up mucking-out without compromising on bed quality or comfort.

The soft straw pellet breaks down to a fluffy, comfortable bed, with minimal dust, making it suitable for horses (and humans) who suffer from dust allergies and respiratory disorders.

Unlike wood pellets and other straw pellets, Sun-e-bed does not need watering before use, saving you time and hassle!

Soft, absorbent, and economical - Made from short straw fibres, Sun-e-bed fluffs up to a soft and supportive bed for your horse.

The bedding is highly absorbent. Wet patches clump together for easy removal, and lock away the ammonia smell.

You won't need to remove much bedding each day, which will keep your muck-heap small and reduce your bedding costs!

Frequently asked questions:

While other straw and wood pellets are hard and require watering to loosen them, Sun-e-bed pellets are more like a soft crumble. The structure of Sun-e-bed pellets means that they don’t need to be watered, and they break down quickly under the weight of your horse’s hooves and body, to fluff-up into a deep, soft bed.

Compared to wood pellets, which are often made of wood dust, Sun-e-bed is made from straw fibres. These fibres are heavy enough to stay on the floor and not get airborne, creating a comfortable, low-dust stable environment.

Sun-e-bed can be used as the only bedding for your horse, or used in conjunction with rubber matting, or other bedding products such as Sundown Green or Sundown Yellow.

To start a new bed with Sun-e-bed straw pellet bedding, you will need between six and eight bags, depending on the size of your stable and how deep you like the bed to be. Simply open the bags with the quick-draw thread and spread evenly over the floor.

Unlike some straw and wood pellets, you don’t need to water Sun-e-bed straw pellets. Simply spread the new pellets out and they will break down gradually within the bed to create a fluffy bedding material. To keep the bed clean, regularly remove droppings and wet patches.

Sun-e-bed is highly absorbent and you won’t need to remove much bedding each day. The droppings will remain on top, and any wet patches will form clumps that are easy to find and remove.

Top up the bed as required, to keep a good depth. Depending on how much material you take out each time you muck-out, expect to use one or two bags a week.

Sun-e-bed is great for even really messy or wet horses, who would otherwise require a lot of bedding to be removed and take a long time to muck-out.

You will need between six and eight bags of Sun-e-bed straw pellets to start a new bed, then one or two bags a week to keep the bed topped-up, depending on how wet your horse is, and how much material you remove each week.

You should expect 60 bags (one pallet) to last six to 12 months for one horse, depending on how many bags you need to use per week.

If you are switching from wood pellet bedding to straw pellet bedding, your horse is less likely to be interested in eating Sun-e-bed. However, if your horse is moving from wood shavings, paper, or chopped straw bedding, they may be curious.

Straw is a natural forage and will be digested like any other fibre in the diet (like hay or chaff), so there is no need to be concerned if they eat some of the pellets. However, should your horse be persistent in eating its bed, and you don’t want them to, you can sprinkle just the top layer of the bed with water to activate the crumble, which will cause the bed to fluff-up. Once the pellets have broken down, horses are less interested in the bedding.

Sun-e-bed is a low dust bedding.

The straw fibres are small, but heavy enough to not become airborne. This means that even when the bedding fluffs-up, or during the dry summer months, Sun-e-bed will not contribute excessive dust to your horse’s environment.  It’s also great for humans who suffer with dust allergies when mucking-out.

Unlike wood shavings and pellets, no trees are involved in the production of Sun-e-bed.

Pine trees can take between 25 – 30 years to reach harvestable size, whereas straw is produced every year, as a natural by-product of grain production. Sun-e-bed is made from wheat straw.

The structure of straw means that it is highly bio-degradable. It rots down quickly to form a nutritious compost that releases nitrogen and other nutrients back into the soil, when it is spread as manure onto fields.

We source all our straw from British farmers. This means we have full traceability on every bale that enters our production facility, and by using mainly local suppliers, we keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

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