A lot of different companies sell pine shavings. Heck, some companies even make it a contest trying to sell different types of pine shavings to different customers under different brand names. Talk about a sure fire way to confuse your customer!
Additionally, there are a lot of private label agreements in the pine shavings business as well. I know that several competitors of ours sell their product to Tractor Supply or Southern States, for example. It goes into a private label for their customer.
We don't sell our pine shavings to the big boys of farm supply. We never have and probably never will. We just don't need to (for the record, we do sell some of our products in our own bag and brand name to a few independent Southern States stores). We do not offer our product under a different name or logo to someone else.
If you have ever bought Pine River Bedding directly from us, then you know that we love to talk to our customers. We will take care of your load from production to delivery and keep you in the loop during the entire process. It's one of the things we do really well.
So let's switch gears and talk about pine trees for a moment. Pine trees can make some really interesting lumber. That lumber turns into some really pretty pine shavings as well. At last count, there were between 105-125 varieties of pine tree in North America that can be made into lumber and shavings. Most companies focus on just 2-3 varieties in order to make the majority of lumber and pine shavings that they sell to the general public (Think Home Depot and Lowe's).
We only use one variety of pine to make our Eastern Sweet Pine Shavings. We only use the Eastern White Pine, or Pinus Strobus, in order to make our Eastern Sweet Pine shavings. That is why they are so pretty and pure white. We don't mix them, or use fillers either. These shavings turn out of the highest quality, are really dry, are very absorbent, and have low dust in the bales as well.
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