Cipher is an inorganic feed acidifier proven to enhance growth performance. By helping to maintain gut integrity, even during stressful rearing conditions, Cipher enables optimal nutrient absorption and improved feed efficiency.

With the growth of antibiotic-free (ABF) poultry production, Cipher has proven to be a suitable alternative due to its ability to minimize bacteria growth on feed, and its beneficial impact on gut health and feed conversion. Acidification of feed minimizes bacterial growth and promotes good gut health, thereby enhancing the performance of animals.

Product Benefits 

  • Helps maintain gut integrity for enhanced growth performance
  • Improves nutrient absorption and digestion
  • Significantly lowers feed conversion
  • Lowers pH to minimize bacteria growth on feed
  • Provides flexibility in feed formulation
  • GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) and suitable for antibiotic-free (ABF) programs

Product Chemistry

Cipher is a dry granular acid that easily dissolves in water.

NaHSO–4 >  Na+  +  H+  +  SO–4

The hydrogen lowers pH.

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Environmental Chemistry

 Cipher meets the guidelines of a green ingredient.  It is:

  • Biodegradable
  • Non-toxic
  • Ozone friendly

Cipher follows the principles of Green Chemistry as described by the EPA and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control:

  • The production process generates no waste and uses no solvents
  • The process is analyzed in real time to prevent pollution and maximizes “atom economy” by containing all of the starting materials in the final products
  • It is designed to be fully effective and has little toxicity
  • It degrades after use breaking down into innocuous substances
  • It is designed to minimize the potential for accidents including explosions, fires, and releases to the environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should Cipher be handled in the mill?

Cipher should be handled just like salt. Care should be taken to keep the product dry and equipment should be flushed with grain or meal. The product may be added to the mixer by hand, micro machine or through the minor ingredient scale.

What is the proper inclusion rate?

Broilers – 4-8 lbs./ton of feed in all rations
Turkeys – 6 lbs./ton of feed in all rations

Research has shown a rate of 4-8 lbs./ton of feed provides the greatest return for the first 28-30 days in broilers. Cipher is recommended for use throughout the grow-out for biological challenges and ammonia control in Cornish hens, small or large birds. A rate of up to 6 lbs./ton through 12 weeks is recommended for turkey toms or hens.

Can Cipher be used in antibiotic free programs?

Yes, Cipher is considered a natural product and is recognized as GRAS.

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