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STOCKMAX is a product created by BEDMAX, and designed specially for farmers and livestock owners. We wanted to bring the same benefits that BEDMAX users have experienced with their horses in the stable to a wider audience.

DSCF1287BEDMAX began life on a family farm on the coast opposite Holy Island in north Northumberland in 2000. We began producing BEDMAX initially for the racing industry, in response to the growing understanding that bedding was often the worst source of airborne dust and spores that can do so much damage to horses in stables.

But in our research into what makes the best bedding for horses, we also discovered that many other areas of animal health and welfare can be affected by bedding – and that the needs of owners are very important too! We also realised that it wasn’t only horses that benefit from our shavings, but other livestock such as sheep, cattle, working dogs, chickens, game birds and more.

Today we have three production plants making well over two million bags of our shavings a year for thousands of loyal customers in the UK and our growing export markets.

The Environment

We are investing all the time to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our positive contribution to the environment:

Timber Buying

We buy all the timber we use to make STOCKMAX only from managed, renewable forestry sources in the UK.


We are using new high-strength, lightweight film with new bagging technology to reduce the weight of our packaging.

Carbon Production

We are investing significantly in new production technology to reduce both our energy consumption and our emissions at our production plants.

Completing the Green Cycle

We have found positive uses for the waste we generate in our production. We have also carried out a study to confirm the best way for customers to compost their used STOCKMAX shavings and manure, and return our shavings to the soil where they began.