Put your pigs in charge of manure management

Using EcoCare® feeds supports manure management and grow-finish pig performance.

Wednesday 22 May 2019 (3 months 4 days ago)
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Manure management isn’t a glorious job, but it’s a job that must be done. What if we said your pigs could help with manure management? Wouldn’t it be nice if they could create less manure, help you clean pens or even take a task off your to-do list?

It’s possible with Purina® EcoCare® feeds, the only feed-through additive designed to reduce manure odors, make manure easier to handle and reduce manure volume while supporting grow-finish pig performance.

“EcoCare® feeds help manage manure without the additional step of mixing a pit additive,” says Emily Otto-Tice, Ph.D., senior nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition. “All you need to do is feed your pigs EcoCare®, and they’ll do the rest.”

Research-proven manure management

Purina and its university partners have researched the benefits of EcoCare® feeds for more than 10 years. Studies showed:

  • A 40% reduction in ammonia emissions
  • 28% less nitrogen excreted in manure and an optimal ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus for use as fertilizer
  • 26% less manure produced when pigs were fed EcoCare® feeds in combination with DDGS2
  • 33% less time needed to dissolve manure

“No two grow-finish operations have the same needs,” Otto-Tice says. “EcoCare® feeds deliver a broad spectrum of benefits such as maintaining fresh air in barns, minimizing odor impacts on neighboring properties, maintaining manure storage and supporting pig performance. Together, these benefits add up to long-term business success.”

EcoCare® feeds are available in 2-pound (with or without phytase) or 5-pound paks to be mixed with grow-finish pig diets.

May 21, 2019 - Purina Mills

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