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Model 9500M - Bacti-Bio

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There are many environmental and operational concerns relating to the proper management of animal wastes. The increasing numbers of animals maintained worldwide in farming operations with limited land area has made the proper handling and disposal of animal waste even more important. Good waste management is essential to keeping animal herds healthy. Run-off from farming operations must be minimized to prevent non-point pollution of surface waters. Odors must be controlled to avoid conflicts with neighboring properties and to contribute to the well being of the animals. Ideally, some portion of the nutrient value of manure should be preserved and used to increase productivity of soil.

Special manure holding and pumping systems have evolved to meet the environmental and operational demands on farms. In many of these systems special purpose microbial cultures are introduced to actively digest the organic waste, hold down labor costs and help reduce the hazards of toxic pit gas. Special purpose microbes also work to reduce the build-up of solids in a manure holding system and increase the system's effective storage capacity. If select enzyme producing microbial strains are used, microbial digestion will reduce the generation of odors and dangerous pit gas. Proper microbial digestion converts organic solids to a free-flowing liquid with excellent fertilizer value that can be pumped out, hauled and easily spread on land.

Manure handling systems vary widely in design and construction, but any system will benefit from the use of a special purpose microbial digestant. When treating a system with microbes, it is important to add the digestant regularly to ensure that the special purpose, odor reducing microbes maintain dominance in the system.

BACTI-BIO 9500M is a high potency bioculture formulated for farm animal manure pits, lagoons, slurry stores, feedlots and pens. By utilizing the powerful waste digesting properties of natural microbes, animal waste systems will be maintained in a free-flowing condition while odors are reduced. BACTI-BIO 9500M contains select enzyme producing microbial strains with the ability to digest and liquify organic waste. The strains are selectively cultured to digest proteins, fats, oils, starch, carbohydrates, and cellulose.

  • Reduces build-up of solids and formation of dangerous gases.
  • Reduces odors.
  • Makes pumping faster and easier. Increases pit capacity.
  • Maintains nutrient value as fertilizer.

Pits should normally be pumped 2 times per year, in the spring and fall. If possible, make an initial treatment immediately after the pit is pumped out. For initial treatment in pits that contain solids, double the treatment amount for the first 8 weeks.

When beginning a treatment program treat each individual pit every week. After the digestion process is underway, treatments may be reduced to twice per month. Treatments should be heavier or more frequent if feed, hay, bedding materials, or detergents, disinfectants, and water hardness are entering the pit. The pH level of the liquid may have to be adjusted from time to time to help maintain the best growing conditions for microbes.

Because microbial activity decreases during freezing winter periods, heavier applications may be necessary in winter to ensure adequate digestion.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A PIT TREATED WITH BACTI-BIO 9500M?

Within a few days after initial treatment, foam and/or solids will appear to float to the top of the pit. Crust on the top of the pit will begin to wet and eventually sink. Significant reductions in odor will be noticed after one or two weeks, as the microbes digest solids at the bottom and in the slurry.

During this period, pockets of hazardous gas (methane and hydrogen sulfide) will be broken open and dispersed safely. Fertilizer value of the manure will be preserved by avoiding the loss of nitrogen through the production of noxious odors. As the process of digestion continues, production of this gas will be minimized. Also, gas pockets will no longer accumulate in the liquified waste. Instead, any gas will be released evenly and safely.

Solids that have been accumulating for months or years will take some time to digest. A regular treatment schedule will get the system operating properly, and the solids will be reduced over time. The living microbes will function continuously to keep the solids accumulations and odors to a minimum.

FEED LOTS

Apply special purpose microbes to feed lots to minimize odors and liquify solid wastes. Remove manure from the feed lot, make a slurry with BACTI-BIO 9500M and warm water, then sprinkle the feed lot with the slurry.

LAGOONS

Apply special purpose microbes to lagoons to minimize odor, liquify solid wastes, and lower B.O.D. and C.O.D. Increase the treatment amount for lagoons with heavy build-up of solids.

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