Calving season can be a demanding time for both farmers and livestock. However with careful planning and preparation, farmers can reduce the stress and promote the health of their animals. Providing top-quality animal bedding is one effective way to achieve this.

Animal bedding creates a clean and cosy surface for animals to rest and sleep on, improving their overall well-being. In this blog post, we will explore the many benefits of using animal bedding during calving season.

1) Comfortable Resting Surface

Calving is a physically demanding process for both cows and calves. Providing a comfortable resting surface is crucial to help your animals recover and regain their strength after giving birth. Animal bedding can help provide a soft and supportive surface that can reduce the risk of injuries and help both cows and calves rest more effectively.

2) Warmth 

Newborn calves are extremely vulnerable to cold weather, and it is essential to keep them warm and dry to reduce the risk of hypothermia. Animal bedding can help insulate the floor and provide a warm surface for the calves to rest on, reducing their risk of poor health due to cold temperatures.

3) Cleanliness

Keeping the calving area clean and hygienic is crucial to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Animal bedding can help absorb urine and faeces, reducing the amount of bacteria in the environment. Clean and dry bedding can also reduce the risk of mastitis, a common and painful udder infection in dairy cows.

4) Reduced Stress

Calving can be a stressful time for both cows and farmers. Providing a clean and comfortable environment can help reduce the stress levels of your animals. Reducing stress can lead to better outcomes for both the cow and the calf, such as improved milk production and faster recovery time after birth.

5) Improved Air Quality 

Poor air quality can cause respiratory problems in animals, leading to decreased productivity and increased risk of disease. Animal bedding can help absorb ammonia and other gases, reducing their concentration in the air and improving the overall air quality in the barn or pen.

6) Cost Effective

While animal bedding may require an initial investment, it is a cost-effective solution for your farm in the long run. Providing clean and comfortable bedding can help prevent injuries, reduce the risk of disease, and improve overall animal health, leading to improved productivity and lower veterinary bills.


At Goodwood, we believe that our Bonnie the Cow Premium Animal Bedding is the perfect choice for farmers during calving season. Our bedding is made from premium wood shavings that are soft, absorbent, and free from harmful chemicals, making it safe and comfortable for your calves to sleep on. Contact us today to learn more about our product and how it can benefit your farm.

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