Stockmax Dust Free Bedding for Lambing

Better Bedding for Healthier Lambs

STOCKMAX Shavings – 100% natural, dust free lambing bedding developed and made-to-measure to help you keep your lambs healthy, happy and comfortable.

You know that the type and quality of bedding you choose for your lambs is important to their health and well-being. You may not know quite how big that impact can be, or how many factors there are that determine which is the best bedding for your lambs – and for you.

“Natural pine hygiene, no dust, warmth and comfort”


Sheep farmer Ian Murray tells us why he prefers STOCKMAX Shavings.

Why is STOCKMAX important?

We’ve been researching, developing and making our pine shavings bedding for well over fifteen years. Our objective when we started was to make the best possible bedding for stabled horses. But in recent years, experienced animal carers have discovered that the benefits that make our shavings the brand leader for horses also make them the ideal bedding for many other animals, large and small.

How to use STOCKMAX Shavings in the lambing pen

With more and more sheep farmers choosing to use STOCKMAX shavings in their lambing pens we are receiving more and more requests as to how to use STOCKMAX.


We know that everyone has their own set up for lambing, different sized pens, and different lengths of time that the sheep are kept in the pens. However here are our guidelines based on a small individual pen:


What Farmers Say

How using STOCKMAX has helped farmers all over the country

We trialled Stockmax shavings in our lambing pens this year and did not administer a single prophylactic watery mouth treatment to any of the lambs born as singles.

David M

The small pens are a lot drier on concrete floor with Stockmax shavings compared to using straw and our lambs are healthier bedded on the shavings.

Andrew P

Within our adopters we have never had ewes keep so clean. We haven’t lost a single lamb penned on Stockmax this season, the use of pine as a natural disinfectant against E-coli has obviously worked.

Craig F

Stockmax has proved to be a good quality, highly efficient bedding, easier to manage and cleaner than straw. With a good bed laid, it was warm and comfortable for the ewes and their lambs providing a dust-free environment.

Adrian O

It surprised me how dry lambs stayed with the bedding. Even if a ewe pushes out her after-birth in the pens the shavings will dry out.

James D

The savings made in time & labour were fantastic and the pens were much easier to bed up with instead of straw. We found that the pens could be re-bedded daily for up to a week, then mucked out, limed and bedded with Stockmax.

Peter M

I have seen immediate benefits with pine shavings and, by monitoring animal health issues, I am now keen to see the long-term savings over coming years.

Tom D


STOCKMAX is for…


Many sheep farmers who have switched to STOCKMAX Shavings when lambing inside report dramatic reductions in lamb deaths.

Working Dogs

Gun dogs, sheepdogs, hounds, all benefit from a dry, comfortable, hygienic bed to keep them in the best of health and condition.


Research in the US suggests that pine shavings may help keep dairy cows cleaner and more hygienic, and reduce mastitis.


Many happy poultry keepers are already telling us our shavings work beautifully for their hens and chicks, ducks, turkeys and guinea fowl.

Game Chicks

A growing number of game farmers, rearers and gamekeepers are using STOCKMAX shavings to improve their results.

Pets & Parrots

And yes, we know they work for all much-loved pets from guinea pigs and rabbits to snakes and reptiles, parrots and birds of prey.

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701, 2020

Pine shavings – a valuable bedding option at lambing time.

Sheep farmers are now facing the prospect of lambing indoors with drastic reductions in their use of antibiotics. For many, this poses a big potential problem in preventing the loss of lambs to E. Coli infections like watery mouth and scour. However, in recent years, growing numbers of farmers have reported to us that they are minimising their antibiotic use, and still saving more lambs, simply by using pine shavings in the lambing pens instead of straw. STOCKMAX pine shavings have been developed specifically to offer sheep farmers this naturally antibacterial and highly effective alternative solution.

2707, 2018

Stockmax Shavings for Game Birds

In recent years, BEDMAX Ltd have found that more and more game rearers, game farmers and gamekeepers are using STOCKMAX Shavings as part of their strategy for combatting disease in their game bird pens. This is why they feel that it is important to showcase this healthy pine bedding for game birds and also gun dogs, on their stand, number M1569, at the Game Fair, being held at Ragley Hall from 27th – 29th July, 2018.

504, 2018

Gamekeepers using pine shavings to help raise more game bird chicks without antibiotics.

Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) who promote the highest standards of food safety, animal health and animal welfare in the British livestock industry began a campaign in 2016 to raise awareness and ensure that gamebird keepers, their vets and their feed companies use as little antibiotic as possible.

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