Welcome to Burlybed, the home of natural bedding products grown and produced on our farm on the North Cornish coast, since 2009.
Our high quality, cost-effective equine bedding is made from UK grown Miscanthus or Oilseed Rape straw.
Burlybed Original is our premium Miscanthus bedding. Processed to best use the naturally highly absorbent core of the plant, double dust extracted and with no additives. Making a totally natural, economical, low dust, ultra-absorbent, and durable bed.
Burlybed Light is our Oilseed Rape Straw bedding. Finely chopped and dust extracted to create an absorbent, cost-effective, soft and free-draining bed.
Original and Light are great for wet horses and ponies, both quick to muck out and easy to maintain. Leaving you with a smaller muck heap that composts down more quickly than shavings or straw.
Where you can buy Burlybed Original or Burlybed Light? Visit our stockist page to find a supplier near you.
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As the nights begin to draw in and the mornings start to feel more autumnal we all begin to think about the impending winter and preparations begin. Our time seems even more precious in the winter with limited daylight hours and who wants to spend all their time mucking out when time with our horses is so precious.
Burlybed and Burlerrow Farm has always operated with the environment and conservation in mind. Miscanthus was chosen as a crop for its natural properties, not only making an exceptionally absorbent and yet durable animal bedding but also for the benefits it brings the farm on a wider scale.
15 years ago at Burlerrow Farm, James Mutton made the decision to invest in miscanthus, an eco-friendly and self-sustainable crop that would benefit the farm as well as being the ideal material to turn into animal bedding.
Just as harvest finishes and lambing and calving is starting to slow down we are gearing up for exhibiting at Badminton Horse Trials.
Miscanthus is the main focus. We have 120 acres of our own plus over 500 acres of other growers’ crops to harvest and the weather plays a key role. The crop grows as a perennial and as temperatures drop in the late autumn the plants begin to draw the nutrients back down below ground into the rhizome, effectively allowing the main body of the plants to die back and begin to dry out.
Back in September 2018, we launched the newest addition to the Burlybed range, Burlybed Light. The response from our wonderful customers over the winter has been fantastic, thank you all!
Above the farm, beyond the miscanthus sheds, the sun kisses the top field from church spire to wind turbine. The view from Bodmin Moor right down to the glittering Camel estuary in the distance. There has been no rain for 3 days!.
As a three-time Olympic medal-winning eventer, William Fox-Pitt knows a thing or two about competition; yet the equestrian champion is adamant that winning has never been what matters to him. “I’m at a stage in my career now where I’m much more excited by individual horses than by personal ambition,” he says.
He's used it in his recent series Love Your Garden. As a rhizome it provides continuous colour and sculpture to a domestic border.
You may think we just churn out the same regular amazing bedding day after day, but in fact we subject it to regular testing and quality control.