Ammonia is an unavoidable consequence of animal production. These negative impacts have been proven with decades of research.
Managing Litter in Summer is Key to Profitability
Even during the hottest days of summer, full ventilation is not maintained 24/7 on chicks. As ammonia is released from the litter, ventilation programs cannot sufficiently remove it all.
Balancing Cost, Supply Chain and Sustainability in Selecting Litter Bedding Materials
The bedding material on the floor of a poultry house serves to absorb moisture, provide insulation from cold floors and cushion birds’ breasts and paws. While the purpose of the material remains constant, the type of material used does not.
PLT® Treated Litter More Valuable as a Fertilizer Source
With current fertilizer prices considerably higher than last year, poultry growers have an opportunity to earn more money from the sale of built-up litter. Litter treated with PLT is even more valuable because of the higher amount of inorganic nitrogen the product retains.
Higher Rates of PLT® Can Save $600-$1,200 a Flock on Fuel Costs
Increasing your PLT application rate to control more ammonia can actually help increase your net profit by lowering winter fuel costs.
Summertime Ammonia: Fact or Fiction?
In hot summer months, the ammonia challenge in a poultry house is just as real as it is during cold, winter months. Yet many producers continue to think that increased summer ventilation eliminates the problem. In reality, the increase in litter age and bird size compounds the ammonia challenge regardless of the time of year.
The Ideal Environment for Chick Placement
Producers are tasked with increasing a chick’s body weight 4-5 times within the first seven days. Miss one day of optimal performance and 5-7% of growth potential can be lost. Creating an ideal environment for chick placement is a crucial part of attaining the desired performance, and something that is within each producer’s control.
PLT Life Cycle Assessment Demonstrates Significant Reduction of CO2 Emissions
A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PLT® poultry litter treatment showed the product has the power to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from poultry houses. The Sustainability Research Group at the University of Toledo evaluated the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from PLT® application in poultry house operations.