Bio 5LT Environmentally Friendly Chicken Litter Treatment

iStock_000022617247MediumBio 5 LT is a 100% organic designed to meet today’s ever increasing demands to be environmentally friendly.Bio 5 LT not only gives you a 100% organic product but can save you money in many ways:

  • Bio 5 LT is a liquid pH neutral product comprised of a natural organic material and selected biology.
  • Bio 5 LT contains no heavy metals of inorganic acids.
  • Bio 5 LT is nontoxic, non-hazardous, all natural.
  • Bio 5 LT is easy to apply, average of 10 minutes for 20,000 square feet. Does not require any protective gear during application.
  • Bio 5 LT carries the US EPA “Design for the Environment” seal.
  • Bio 5 LT is 100% organic, certified salmonella free and a product of the USA

Bio 5 LT works in the following ways

  • Rapidly releases solid ammonia from the existing litter.
  • Controls ammonia levels throughout the growth period.
  • Populates litter with beneficial bacteria which reduces stress on the birds.
  • Reduces pathogenic bacteria by competitive exclusion.

 1 – Bio 5 LT vs. Normal Growing Process

This study was done to compare the results of Bio 5 LT against standard chicken house practices on the end profitability of commercially raised broilers while the chickens were in place. 64 houses with an average of 20,000 birds each were tested with the Bio 5 LT product with the following results:

  • Reduced mortality rate by 3.1%. This is a gain of 620 birds per house or just less 40 thousand more live birds for the 64 houses.
  • Increased flock weight by 3.9%. Based on an average weight of 5 pounds per bird this would be a gain of .2 pound per bird. This would mean a gain of 3,800 pounds per house figuring a 5% mortality rate.
  • Reduced condemnation by 38.6%. This means a gain of over 500 pounds of saleable bird per house or a 32,000 additional pound from the 64 houses tested.
  • Improved feed conversion of 6.2%. This means approximately 5 tons less feed per house or a total of 320 tons feed for the 64 houses. A major savings in feed plus handling.

2 – Bio 5 LT vs. two other products and a control group

This study compares the results of various products on the end profitability of commercially raised broilers while the chickens were in place.
Bottom line cost is very important in a business that has very little room for profitability. Our Bio 5 LT product not only can increase your bottom line but does in a way that protects the environment and lowers possibility of future cleanup costs.

Study Design: The study compares the effectiveness of Bio 5 LT against two other litter treatment materials and an untreated control group.

  • The study was performed at a commercial poultry facility where 12 Houses were used in the trails:
  • Three (3) houses were treated with Sodium Bisulfate (PLT).
  • Three (3) houses were treated with an Enzyme product (ESS).
  • Two (2) houses were left untreated as the control group.
  • Four (4) houses were treated with Bio 5 LT.

15,000 High Y & Ross cross chicks were placed in each chicken house. The houses were maintained in similar manners of temperature and general environmental conditions. Feed and vaccinations were consistent between all of the houses.

Study Results:

Mortality Rate – Percentage of Survival (Chart #1)

Chart 1

Chart 1

This portion of the study looks at losses of broilers during the growing stage:

  • Bio 5 LT results were just over 4 percent loss or 617 broilers per house.
  • Sodium Bisulfate was at 5 ½ percent loss or 828 broilers per house.
  • Enzyme Product was at 7 percent loss or 1052 broilers per house.
  • The control group was at 9 percent loss or 1348 broilers per house.

At these rates the Bio 5 LT would have produced an additional 2,532 broilers for market than the Sodium Bisulfate in this growing cycle based on the total of twelve (12) houses used in the study. An additional 5,220 broilers against the Enzyme product and an additional 8,778 broilers against the untreated control group.

Feed Conversion Ratio (Chart #2)

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Chart 2

This portion looks at the Food use to weight gain ratio. Feed costs money and the more of it that goes toward broiler weight the less it costs you as the grower:

  • Bio 5 LT results were just under a 2 to1 ratio.
  • Sodium Bisulfate was somewhat under a 2.2 to 1 ratio.
  • Enzyme Product was just over a 2.2 to 1 ratio.
  • The control group was just over a 2.8 to 1 ration.

At these ratios Bio 5 LT reduce your food needs by almost 12 percent over Sodium Bisulfate in a growing cycle. Bio 5 LT will give a reduction of just at 11.5 percent over the Enzyme product and whopping 43.5 percent over the untreated control group.

 Condemned Pounds of Harvested Product (Chart #3)

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Chart 3

This is the total condemned pounds of harvested product considered unfit for human consumption:

  • Bio 5 LT results were less than ½ percent total loss.
  • Sodium Bisulfate results were over ¾ percent total loss.
  • Enzyme Product results were over 1 ½ percent total loss.
  • The control group results were just under 2 percent total loss.

Condemned harvest pounds cost you money not only in lost recoverable pounds but in lost loss house space, feed and all other services associated with raising the broilers.

Air Sac loss Percentages (Chart #4)

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Chart 4

Air Sac condemnations in the poultry industries from condemned and downgraded carcasses at slaughter is a major cost to the growers. Mycoplasmosis is the most costly disease of domestic birds worldwide.

  • Bio 5 LT results were less than ½ percent total loss.
  • Sodium Bisulfate results were over ¾ percent total loss.
  • Enzyme Product results were over 1 ½ percent total loss.
  • The control group results were just under 2 percent total loss.

Condemned harvest pounds cost you money not only in lost recoverable pounds but in lost loss house space, feed and all other services associated with raising the broilers.

3 – Bio 5 LT vs. Poultry Guard & a Seven Farm Control Group

This test was done using four houses each for Bio 5 LT and Poultry Guard plus additional information from seven other farms using their standard program.

Mortality Rate

  • Mortality rate in Bio 5 LT houses was 1.359%.
  • Mortality rate in Poultry Guard houses was 1.374%.
  • Mortality rate in seven farm average was 5.16%.
  • Bio 5 LT showed a 1 % gain over Poultry Guard and a 73% gain over what was used in the seven farm average.

Condemnation Rate

  • Condemnation rate in Bio 5 LT houses was 0.35%.
  • Condemnation rate in Poultry Guard houses was 0.45%.
  • Condemnation rate in seven farm average was 0.44%.
  • Bio 5 LT showed a 22 % gain over Poultry Guard and a 20% gain over what was used in the seven farm average.

Food Requirements (Pounds of food per pound of broiler weight

  • # Bio 5 LT required 1.717 pounds of food per pound of broiler weight.
  • # Poultry Guard required 1.723 pounds of food per pound of broiler weight.
  • # The seven farm average required 1.84 pounds of food per pound of boiler weight
  • # Bio 5 LT reduced the amount of food by 0.35% over Poultry Guard and by 6.68% compared to the seven farm average. On a 20,000 bird house this equates to a gain of 540 pound of weight more than Poultry Guard and 10,306 vs. the seven farm average.

Reduction of Ammonia

  • Bio 5 LT produces a reduction of ammonia 15% better than the Poultry Guard in the tested houses.

Reduction of Cake

  • There was 33% less cake removed from the Bio 5 LT houses than from the Poultry Guard Houses.

Summary

Why Bio 5 LT Works

  • Rapidly releases solid ammonia for the litter.
  • Controls ammonia levels throughout the ‘grow out’ cycle.
  • Populates the litter with beneficial bacteria which helps reduce stress on the birds.
  • Reduces pathogenic bacteria by the process of competitive exclusion.

Ease of Application

  • Convenient liquid form. Comes in gallon containers, 55 gallons drum and 250 gallon totes.
  • Applied with conventional liquid spray equipment.
  • With the right equipment a typical 20,000 bird house can be treated in 10 minutes or less.
  • Bio 5 LT is non-toxic, non-hazardous thus it does not require any special application garments for the person doing the application.

 Summary

Not only is Bio 5 LT an environmentally friendly product but is out performs many other products used for this purpose in many ways.

Organic Products Company the manufacturer of Bio 5 LT is a leader in producing all types of environmentally safe and friendly products.

 

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