I love pelated bedding, it’s really easy to clean and there’s not a whole lot of waste, but it can be on the expensive side. Out of straw and shavings, it depends. My old barn got shavings free from a furniture factory so if you can do something like that it’s saves a whole lot. But between the two straw is cheaper but I prefer shavings.
YA i we with Karina it really depends at my barn the time use straw I mean it doesn’t look bad but personally it looks messy shavings just look really nice. I’m guessing shavings might be softer too idk exactly