Resilient and innovative, our versatile straw bedding is a natural, convenient solution that allows your animals to live in a dust-free and soft environment that energizes them to grow strong and live in comfort.

Why Use FarmStraw?

When your animal bedding is clean and comfortable, your animal is healthy.

Breathing in dust causes numerous problems for animals and their caretakers health. Unlike other wood products, FarmStraw is virtually dust-free, as we remove it and other unwanted impurities through our innovative filtering process.

FarmStraw is comfortably soft and dry. Our innovative processing provides a consistent shape and length, allowing your animals to lie down and rest more frequently than with conventional wood products.

It’s also a light weight product while highly absorbent, so spreading it out is easy, and removing and hauling it away is not the hassle it once was with other bedding alternatives.

CLEAN

FarmStraw is virtually dust-free, as we remove it and other unwanted impurities through our innovative filtering process. As a result, your animals and caretakers can breathe easier and live healthier.

CONSISTENT

Processed to the same length and form every time, FarmStraw is comfortably soft. You’ll see your animal lie down and rest more frequently.

CONVENIENT

A light weight product that’s easy to use, pick, and remove. It composts up to 4x faster than wood products and is a valuable fertilizer that saves on disposal.

Healthy Bedding for your Animals

 

Better for Animals – Health and Comfort

  • Animals Lay Down More
  • Easy to Breathe
  • Reduced Allergens
  • Reduced Bed Sores
  • Highly Absorbent
  • Comfortable and Soft

Easy for Workers – Light and Dust-Free

  • Easy Picking and Removal
  • Dry and Clean
  • Easy to Use
  • Reduces Odor

Great for Farms – Valuable Compost

  • Composts up to 4x Faster Than Wood Chips
  • Desirable as Fertilizer, Great for Fields
  • Save on Removal

OPTIONS

• Available in Fine or Coarse
• Available in Lemongrass Scent

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

1. What is FarmStraw made with?
FarmStraw is made with 100% premium wheat straw, sourced from local farmers in the Canadian prairies.

2. Is the straw 100% pesticide free?
Although we can’t guarantee that it is 100% pesticide free, very small traces applied during the growing season may still be found on the straw after we have processed and packaged the straw. We use an all-natural process, meaning no chemicals are added to the straw as we remove the dust, seeds and other impurities.

3. Has the straw been treated with anything (glyphosate or pesticides)?
During the growing season, sometimes farmers apply herbicides to control weeds. Minute traces of herbicide residue from the growing season may be found after we have processed and packaged the straw.

4. Are there any chemicals used in production?
No chemicals are used to remove the dust or while FarmStraw is cut to its desired length. It is a multi-stage and all-natural process.

5. Is FarmStraw bio-secure?
Yes. FarmStraw is processed in a bio-secure facility.

 

Product Features

6. How absorbent is FarmStraw compared to HealthiStraw’s other products?
All of our straw products are absorbent, with FarmStraw – Fine being the most absorbent.

7. What product would you recommend for my animal(s)?
It comes down to personal preference. Generally, FarmStraw – Fine is used for indoor pets and smaller animals like chickens, dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. FarmStraw – Coarse is generally preferred for larger animals like large dogs, cows and larger horses.

8. How long does the straw last in a bag? If the bags stay sealed and dry will they last? Or will it mold?
If the bag is sealed and kept dry, it should last for up to a year.

9. Is FarmStraw safe as bedding for my pet?
FarmStraw is safe for animals. We use an all-natural, chemical free process. We have customers use FarmStraw with their chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, cows, pigs, and horses as well as with pet guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, and turtles.

10. Is FarmStraw safe for animal consumption?
Yes. We closely inspect our straw and our processing technology has a magnetic pick-up system that picks up foreign, metallic materials.

11. Is FarmStraw available in organic?
No, it is not available in organic.

12. How does FarmStraw compare to wood shavings?
The absorbency of FarmStraw is similar, however you will notice that with FarmStraw the liquid is held within the straw fibers rather than puddling and pooling underneath. FarmStraw keeps areas of moisture from contacting the animal’s skin, reduces bedsores and skin irritation. FarmStraw virtually eliminates the dust and reduces ammonia odor.

13. Does FarmStraw come in different cut lengths?
Yes. We offer FarmStraw – Fine & FarmStraw – Coarse. The difference between the two options is cut length. The two products are processed in the same way – dust and debris being removed. The FarmStraw – Coarse is approx. 2” in length. The FarmStraw – Fine is approx. 1/2” in length, and slightly better in absorption.

14. What benefit does each cut length provide?
Both products provide absorption and warmth. FarmStraw – Fine is slightly better in terms of absorption. FarmStraw – Coarse is excellent if you are looking for warmth.

15. Is FarmStraw compostable and easy to dispose of?
Yes! Wheat straw is one of the most compostable straws. In fact, FarmStraw decomposes and breaks down up to four times faster than traditional wood-based beddings. As a barn owner or manager, your costs to have used bedding hauled away are reduced or non-existent because with FarmStraw you have a compostable product that you can give away to local farmers, spread on your own fields or even sell.

 

Difference between HealthiStraw products

16. What is the difference between the various HealthiStraw products?
Each of our HealthiStraw Family of Products undergoes the same refining process, in which dust, foreign debris, metals and the majority of seeds are removed. The difference is the shred or cut length, which allows for individuals to choose which cut length best suits their situation and application. Each of our HealthiStraw Family of Products is fully compostable.

17. What is the difference between FarmStraw and GardenStraw?
There are a few differences between FarmStraw and GardenStraw. FarmStraw – Fine is shorter in length than GardenStraw. So in your garden, if you layer it on top of your soil the straw may blow around a little bit more. The other difference is that the GardenStraw product goes through one extra step to remove even more of the wheat seeds. If wheat would grow in your garden, it is easy to pluck out. FarmStraw – Fine will work as a garden mulch but not as well as our GardenStraw product.

18. Is there a difference between FarmStraw and EquineStraw and if so what is it?
The only difference between the FarmStraw products and EquineStraw is the cut length of the straw. FarmStraw – Fine is a little bit shorter in length than EquineStraw, while the FarmStraw – Coarse is longer. Typically, either FarmStraw – Fine or EquineStraw is used with horses and usually the decision comes down to preference.

 

Packaging

19. What are the dimensions of your packaged FarmStraw bags?
All of our products come in a 3 cubic foot bag. The dimensions are approx. 26”H x 17”W x 15”D.

20. How much does each bag weigh?
Each bag weighs approx. 25-28 lbs or 11-13 kg.

21. How much coverage can I expect from 1 bag of FarmStraw?
Each bag has 3 cu ft (85L) compressed in it, when opened the FarmStraw will expand to 10-12 cu ft (283 – 340L).

22. How many bags on a pallet?
There are 35 bags on a pallet minimum. At times, due to shipping methods we are able to get 40 bags on a pallet.

23. How is FarmStraw packaged for shipping?
Product is palleted and stretch-wrapped, with option of pallet topper sleeve applied, allowing for outdoor storage. No extra cost for topper sleeve.

24. Do you offer single pallet shipments?
We manufacture and distribute our products to retailers. You can purchase single bags or pallets from your local retailer. See our dealer map on Farm-Straw.com to find the retailer nearest you.

25. Do you deliver in bulk?
To provide our customers with the most product possible, and for ease of shipping and delivery, we package all of our products in bags and then place them on pallets. Upon special request, we can load a shipment without the pallets.

26. What can I do with the bags after using the product? Are the bags recyclable?
We understand the concern of what to do with the bag once the product has been used. In some areas, your local recycling facility may take the bags and recycle them.

27. Why do we use plastic bags as our packaging?
At this time, using plastic bags is the only viable option for packaging our HealthiStraw products. To maintain the highest product quality, we use plastic bags to keep moisture out of the straw. Additionally, plastic allows us to compress much more straw, so we can ship you the most product in the least amount of bags. As always, we continually search for and consider better packaging options if and when they become available.

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