With the current implications of the drought, there are numerous information sources for looking into alternative forages and bedding options.
Here we aim to pull together some of the key documents and go to pages, providing not only some options to consider but also the wider implications of utilising alternative products, e.g. having to apply for waste disposal licenses for some bedding materials.
AHDB Agricultural Drought Impact Report
AHDB Drought pages
Detailed bedding guidance
AHDB Bedding Materials Directory
Dairy Bedding Materials
Previous general APHA guidance
APHA guidance on the bedding shortage, Jan 2018
APHA guidance for forage shortages, winter 2017
Guidance on disposal of materials
NFU business guide on managing agricultural waste
NFU Business Guide on land spreading of Wastes and Recycled Materials
Guidance on Recycled Manure Solids
Guidance on the use of Waste Wood