From wood to winter bedding

Exploring the potential of converting low value farm woodland timber into woodchip and wood-fines for use as livestock winter bedding material.

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Field Lab Timeline

    8/29/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Initial meeting

    Initial meeting
  • 9/19/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Background research into bedding material and appropriate machinery

    Background research into bedding material and appropriate machinery
  • 10/19/2018 11:00:00 PM
  • Meeting with key stakeholders

    Meeting with key stakeholders
  • 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Recruit trial farmers

    Recruit trial farmers
  • 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Secure funding for full trial

    Secure funding for full trial
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  • Achievements

    October 2018

    Update

    The first three milestones of the project have been reached. The facilitator and the group have done a lot of background research and also been to visit farms in Scotland and Wales who are currently using recycled wood fines as bedding, but not green wood.

    The group is now working on a KTIF application for doing a study of the trial farms over the next couple of years and have brought in a scientific partner. The group hopes to complete the application shortly, which would effectively complete the RISS element of the project development.

    Milestone: Meeting with key stakeholders

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