Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose corn cob products over wood chips, clay, etc?
Corn cob products are more absorbent than either clay or wood chips. Biodegradability: Corn cob products are organic and due to their small particle size, they degrade faster than wood chips. Clay is not organic and will not decay naturally like corn cob products.
How does corn cob processing work?
Corn cobs are processed through a series of grinding, cleaning, and sizing operations to produce the desired end products. Those products vary from relatively large particles, similar in size to a BB, down to very fine flour products. The sizing is accomplished by sifting material through different sized screens. Products are defined by the size of mesh that the particle would pass through.
What additives are there in this product?
None. The only thing we add is water/steam during the pelleting process.
Are there any dangers to the biodegradable faction?
No more than other natural products as they break down. (Think of leaves or grass in your yard)
Where do I purchase this product in my part of the county?
Please see our Sales Division Page for all of this information.
Can I buy internationally?
Yes, we have shipped product overseas and some of our customers sell finished goods internationally.
Are all products earth friendly?
Yes. They are natural, organic, renewable, biodegradable, with no additives. Corn cobs are a by-product of corn production that increase the total product usage from an acre of corn without any increase in fertilizer or energy use in the growing phase.
Does Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding cost more than shavings?
Initially Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding may cost you more to get your stall started with 4 or 5 bags. Thereafter, the average stall then uses just 2 bags per month thereafter versus 3 bags per week of shavings.
Will Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding harm my horse if he eats it?
Your horses have a natural grazing instinct and may nibble on Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding for the first day or two. They will then realize that Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding is not a food source and usually leave it alone.
During the coldest months of the year, my shavings source runs short on supply and the quality of bedding available is considerably less. Are these common issues for all bedding products?
No, Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding is processed to the same high quality standard year round. Best Cob LLC purchases all of its raw materials in the Fall which makes it most readily available when horses need it most...Winter.
Clean up of my stalls is rather time consuming and disposal of waste removed is nothing short of agonizing. Does Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding offer a solution to these concerns?
One of Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding's most appealing qualities is that you no longer have to remove large matted wet spots from your stalls that are next to impossible to be rid of. You simply pick and sift the wet spots which are clearly visible as Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding clumps much like cat litter. As a result, you remove a fraction of bedding from your stall while adding very little to your compost pile or waste container. Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding can also be spread easily on your pastures degrading in just a few short months without leaching valuable nitrogen from your soil.
Is this product dusty and can it be used for foaling?
Although there is some dust associated with absorbent products, Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding is far less dusty than wood based bedding products. Best Cob LLC recommends using a small amount of straw on top of our bedding just until your foal is up off of the stall floor. Have no fear though, Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding will handle all of the absorbing work, while the straw will insure your foal’s respiratory safety. When your foal is up and moving, you can then remove the messy, labor intense straw and enjoy the many benefits of Best Cob LLC Horse Bedding.
Is the product readily available?
Yes, many products are in inventory and Best Cob LLC takes pride in our ability to meet the specific product needs of our customers. We will be happy to work with customers to ensure the availability of product as well as customization to your specific needs.
Do we have our own trucks to promptly deliver our product?
We own our own trucks and trailers but also use other carriers.
Where do we get our corn cobs?
Almost exclusively from seed corn companies.
What is the moisture content of our products after they are processed?
Typically, finished products will run from 5-9% moisture. RP products will normally have a slightly higher moisture level than grit products because of the addition of steam in the pelleting process.
How many tons of product can we haul in a bulk trailer?
Hopper, Pneumatic - 24-25 ton.
How many pallets can be shipped on a full load?
Most of the time 22 pallets.