When looking for a good quality animal bedding there are a few important things to consider.
The space you have available – animals confined to a stall will require more bedding in order to absorb urine and moisture. Storage of bedding is another thing to consider – if you have good access for delivery trucks then buying in bulk is the way to go.
If your animal has respertory issues, or you have allergies or asthma yourself, you will want an absorbent bedding with low dust. Also, the greater the beddings absorbency, the lower the ammonia level will be in your barn.
It also depends if your using it for indoor or outdoor usage. Outdoor usage will likely start absorbing moisture from the ground also so you will need to factor this in when deciding on the right solution.
As you can see there are advantages to making a bedding choice best suited for you and your animals are substantial.