an ideal bedding for livestock

Better bedding for sheep & lambs

Stockmax pine shavings are an ideal multi-purpose bedding solution for livestock farmers. Made using 100% pine timber, sourced from renewable forestry in the UK, Stockmax shavings benefit from pine’s unique capacity to eliminate harmful bacteria such as E. Coli and E. faecium that can seriously damage or kill young animals in the earliest stages of their lives.

Carrying NOPS accreditation, sheep farmers can be confident knowing there are no contaminants which could be harmful to their stock. Designed to help reduce antibiotic use, Stockmax pine shavings are also dried to sterilising temperatures to ensure a clean and hygienic product and eliminate cross contamination.

Fights E. Coli which reduces the risk of watery mouth and scour in lambs.
Provides a comfortable and warm bed for lambs.
Moisture managing properties mean urine etc. is drained away from the surface of the bed keeping it dry and clean.
Durable so it remains clean for longer, reducing workload, particularly at busy times such as lambing.
More cost-effective overall than straw long term.

What our customers say…

“As part of the continued drive to encourage responsible use of antibiotics by sheep farmers and, in particular the blanket treatment of lambs for watery mouth, 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. We have been delighted with the results and Stockmax shavings have been a great hit as it delivers a dry, fresh, hygienic bed in the lambing pens, at a comparable cost to straw.”

David Miskelly

Vet & Sheep Farmer


Your Questions Answered

Do you have any questions about Stockmax and how it is made?
We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked ones here.

How does Stockmax help reduce antibiotic use?
Pine has unique, natural antibacterial properties which are effective against E. Coli and E. faecium which are common causes of health problems, particularly at lambing time.
Is Stockmax safe to use for lambs?
Yes, Stockmax is extremely safe for lambs as it carries NOPS accreditation which means it is free from any harmful naturally occurring substances.
Is all Stockmax made from pine?
Stockmax is made using 100% pine so every bag is consistent.
Where can I buy Stockmax?

You can use the ‘Find a Supplier’ function on our website to locate your nearest stockist.

Do you have any research available on the effects of Stockmax vs straw at lambing time?

Yes, we have carried out years of intensive research into the antibacterial power of pine. In 2018 we carried out a study to compare straw and Stockmax in lambing pens at Harper Adams University.

Where to Buy

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