Pine River Bedding has been the most recommended brand of shaving for pig bedding several years in a row now. More people have recommended our brand to their friends and colleagues than any other brand of shavings on the market.
Honestly, we are humbled and amazed sometimes by all the response we get. We often receive phone calls, emails, and letters (yes, those things actually written on paper) all the time talking about our shavings being used as pig bedding. The comments are very complimentary. How did this happen to us?
For the Pine River Bedding brand, somewhere around 2009 things began changing in the pig bedding industry. Show pig farms begin using our Eastern Sweet Pine shavings at a much larger rate than ever before. We have always sold the solid white pine shavings (PRB Eastern Sweet Pine) to farm and feed dealers, but we were told that "show pigs" were becoming a larger part of those specific retailer's business model. When we started talking to the end user directly, we found out why this was the case.
It turns out that most farmers were using the standard yellow pine shavings for pig bedding because that was what was readily available at their local store. As our Eastern Sweet Pine began to be seen in use at more farms, fairs, and competitions, more people began asking questions about what they were seeing being used by their friends and neighbors. They realized that the white pine shavings were NOT staining the hooves of the pigs like the cheaper yellow pine product did. This is how our brand began building a reputation within the show pig community.
By 2012 things had really taken off for us in the show pig bedding industry. We were now getting mentioned online at forums such as showpig.com and we began advertising to show pig farmers in various catalogs throughout the country.
Now, what started in pig bedding has spread to all sorts of "show" animals. We are sold for farmers of pigs, horses, rabbits, chinchillas, chickens, turkeys and more. We still get phone calls every week asking about our product that they saw at a local fair, contest, or at their friend's farm.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read our post. We appreciate the business over all these years and are so grateful that you enjoy our product.
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