What sets Hemcore apart from other bedding materials is its very high
absorbency which results in a bed that stays drier longer. It is capable
of absorbing far more moisture than either straw or wood shavings, and
any wet areas that do have to be dug out are small by comparison. It
makes a warm and comfortable bed which provides good insulation against
cold and protection against injury.
Hemcore also absorbs ammonia very efficiently, reducing its harmful
effects on a horse's respiratory system, and reducing stable odour.
Dust and spores are extracted from Hemcore to provide a cleaner stable
environment. This is particularly important for horses with a respiratory
disease, but also helps to prevent such problems developing. Hemcore
is regularly batch tested for dust and spore counts by an independent
Although starting a bed with Hemcore may be a little more expensive
than with other materials, its slower replacement rate soon evens out
the costs. With Hemcore's unusually high absorbency, only 1/2 to 1 new
bales should be needed every ten days.
A Hemcore bed is quick and easy to maintain, staying drier and lasting
longer than conventional materials. It should be disturbed as little
as possible, with the droppings being removed regularly each day, and
the wet material dug out as required.
Hemcore creates only a small manure heap, which rots down into quality
garden compost in just a couple of months. This compares very favourably
with the long time it takes straw, and particularly shavings, to decompose.
Hemcore is supplied in watertight heat-sealed polythene bales, which
are convenient to handle and can be stored inside or out. There is no
waste and no mess.
Hemcore is made from a sustainable source and is completely biodegradable.
It is packed in recyclable polythene.