With more surface area and less air between the flakes, this specially-sized, small-flake wood shaving provides more wood fiber by volume than larger grades of shavings. More fiber means better liquid and odor absorption when compared to the same volume of larger shavings. It also means that when picking manure from the stall, most of the unused shavings fall through the fork, similar to clumping cat litter, which saves time, bedding and money. Mini-Flake shavings pour more easily out of the bales, making them easier to spread. Once a stall is set with the desired depth of Mini-Flake shavings, it can be refreshed with a bale or two of new product, rather than mucking the entire stall.