What is Miscanthus?

IEC Equine Elite Bedding is made from 100 per cent pure miscanthus, a bamboo like crop which yields over 16 tonnes per hectare.

IEC harvests up to 80 per cent of the UK’s miscanthus, which is processed as an energy crop for biomass boilers as well as for the creation of Equine Elite Bedding.

Miscanthus is:

A Carbon Negative Product – The Miscanthus crop acts like a sink swallowing up carbon in order to grow up to 10 feet in height – for every tonne of Miscanthus produced it can absorb 3.42 tonnes of Co2, thus making Miscanthus a carbon negative crop to grow and process – what Co2 it absorbs outweighs any Co2 produced in the harvesting and processing of it.

Beneficial to Wildlife – Miscanthus is an excellent wildlife cover.  The permanent crop provides shelter to numerous animals.  An improved biodiversity of small mammals and insects will also provide food for wildlife.

A Perfect Bed – As a natural, biodegradable plant, miscanthus is ideal for creating bedding material. Unlike many wood-based bedding products, it dries naturally in the field, which guarantees an extremely low (10-15%) moisture content.

We have a tried and tested process for cutting the miscanthus down for bedding which involves exposing more of the inner pith making this a much more absorbent product than alternatives in the marketplace, our Elite Miscanthus Bedding can absorb 3x its own weight in liquid which means you need to muck out less, use less top up bales, saving you time and money!

Traceable – Every bale of Equine Elite Bedding can be traced back to the exact field from which it was produced, including harvesting dates, moisture content and processing methods.

Contact us today to order your Elite Bedding