About

Pillow Wad is a family run, independent company that was founded in 1988.  Over the past years we have developed a strong position in the market.  We supply our nationwide customers from our centrally located farm in rural Northamptonshire.

 

We have 3 generations of farming experience in selecting the finest hay and straw crops. This year we harvested over 400 acres of hay and straw ourselves and this will continue to increase over the coming years.  This gives us the ability to select only the finest quality bales to put into our packs.  With the sun actually coming out this summer we have three barns full of the highest quality hay and straw.

We also source additional produce locally whenever possible to support the farming community we have been part of for so many years. This combined with our experience in the feeding and bedding market has enabled us to provide the highest quality products on the market.

We have recently invested in new packing and harvesting machinery that has enabled to better meet customer demand whilst remaining competitive and has also meant that we have been able to introduce new hay and straw maxi packs.

We are always looking to improve our products to best meet the demands of our customers so if you have any quesions please ask at the contact us and we will answer as soon as we can.

Our Product size guide

 HandyMiniLargeMaxi
Meadow Hay
Barley Straw
Eco Nest
Woodshavings
Timothy Hay
Alfalfa Hay
Farmer’s Secret

Environmental Matters

Solar Power

We here at Pillow Wad are passionate about preserving our natural environment. We are proud to announce that we have installed a 50 kW solar panel system on the roofs of our barns. This 200 panel system will produce clean, renewable energy for at least 25 years; reducing our carbon footprint by up to 23.9 Tonnes per year. This will proved around 25% of our total energy requirements.

Our farming methods aim to preserve the land in a sustainable manner and we are now looking at making our production methods as sustainable. So you can be sure that the hay we supply is the greenest in the market.

How do solar panels (PV) cells work?

PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can either be mounted on your roof or on the ground.

The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer

Field Locator

If you have you ever wondered where your feed comes from, on the back of your pack you will see the DOM (Date Of Manufacture) and the field name where your pack grew up, from seed to the wonderful feed in your hand.

We would like to show you just how locally we source our products; including harvesting as much as we can ourselves because we love it!