Compostable livestock mat

MartyR

Farm Hand
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I have not had a good experience with the single-use livestock mats that are supposed to be compostable. They work fine as mats, but I'm questioning the compostable part because I cut mine down into small bits and it's still not breaking down. Have you tried those mats? Are they really compostable? They're convenient, but I'm hesitant to use them again.
 

Henderson

Golden Chicken
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131
I haven't tried those mats, so I can't speak from experience. However, my best guess is that it's too cold right now to do much with compost. When it warms up the compost will start cooking more like it should.
 

Birdie

Golden Chicken
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112
I've used them before and they take a while to break completely down. I cut mine up into very small pieces and distributed them amongst my two compost piles.
 

BIGRED

Farm Hand
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93
I have never heard of these so now I have to do some research. What are they supposed to help with? If you already have a good compost pile, will they help in other ways?
 
 
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