Our bedding is made by mixing the byproduct of two local manufacturers. We combine the short fibers from recycled waste paper, previously sent to the landfill, with the dust from coal-fired dolomitic lime kilns. While the paper byproduct is relatively high in moisture, adding the high pH lime kiln dust acts as both a drying and bacteria killing agent. Our bedding provides a cost-effective alternative to sawdust or straw and stalks. Cow comfort is similar to, if not preferred over, sand.