Giant Miscanthus Grass as an Alternative Bedding in Poultry Houses (B 1470) University of Georgia Extension Pine shavings are the most popular bedding material used in poultry houses. Due in part to the expansion of the poultry industry, pine shavings are in short supply, and alternative bedding materials are being tested. Giant miscanthus grass (GMG) is one such material. GMG is a perennial grass that is dried and chopped into one-inch pieces for bedding. When compared to pine shavings, GMG is a good option for bedding material in poultry houses. 2017-02-02 15:28:31.33 2017-02-02 15:28:30.923 Giant Miscanthus Grass as an Alternative Bedding in Poultry Houses | Publications | UGA Extension Skip to content

Giant Miscanthus Grass as an Alternative Bedding in Poultry Houses (B 1470)

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Pine shavings are the most popular bedding material used in poultry houses. Due in part to the expansion of the poultry industry, pine shavings are in short supply, and alternative bedding materials are being tested.

Giant miscanthus grass (GMG) is one such material. GMG is a perennial grass that is dried and chopped into one-inch pieces for bedding. When compared to pine shavings, GMG is a good option for bedding material in poultry houses.

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Published on Feb 2, 2017