Severe weather and alternative bedding options

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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.

Summary webpages

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

For all the latest advice during this period of difficult weather visit our Dry Weather Toolbox


Last edited on: 02:08:2018

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