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About The Andersons Lab Bedding Products

As the sole manufacturer of Bed-o’Cobs, The Andersons has provided the research community with the most trusted name in bedding since 1962. While we began with a single product (1/4″ Bed-o’Cobs bedding), our premium product offering today includes 15 of the highest quality bedding, enrichment, nesting and specialty products.

As rodent work gained popularity in the 1960’s, Bed-o’Cobs was quickly recognized as “the bedding of choice” throughout the industry. As DNA mapping and genome work began in the 1980’s, we continued to improve our products and services in accordance with researchers’ desires for the highest quality in bedding for their animals and studies.

While we were first known by our Bed-o’Cobs branded products, our product line now includes a much broader selection, aimed at making an unnatural environment more natural. From irradiated and qualified products available in autoclavable and bulk bags, to sterility and heavy metal testing, we also provide a number of services to the industry.

Who Uses Our Products?

Our products are used worldwide by today’s leading researchers including:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government agencies
  • Private research facilities and hospitals
  • University research facilities
  • Contract research firms

Professional Affiliations

We are proud members of the following organizations and associations:

  • American Association of Laboratory Animal Science*
  • Allied Trades Association
  • Americans for Medical Progress
  • Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • LAMA
  • Many branch and regional organizations

*Financial Benefactor, AALAS Foundation

Andersons Cob Products

Our corncob is also sold into professional and industrial markets – as Grit-o’Cobs, Dri-Zorb and Stabl-Zorb – for use as blasting, polishing and finishing media, absorbents, sludge stabilizers, and much more. To learn more, visit

About The Andersons

What began as a single grain elevator and one man’s dream has grown into a publicly traded company with diverse interests that include agribusinesses such as grain and plant nutrients as well as railcar leasing and repair, industrial products formulation, turf products, and ethanol operations.

The premise of the original organization, founded by Harold Anderson and his family, was to make it as easy as possible for regional farmers to take their corn to market. The business model of serving others, primarily the customer, is the foundation on which the company was built.

Today, throughout all of The Andersons’ business endeavors, the company and its nearly 3,000 employees are committed to providing extraordinary service with the utmost integrity.

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