The ability to boost manure nitrogen content by 6kg/cow/year and
cut the fertiliser bill by over £5/cow is the significant
benefit from a new, natural mineral-based product that can be added
directly to slurry.
Viscolight can be easily added to the slurry - either via the
reception pit, channels or slats, or directly into the lagoon
or storage tower.
Viscolight is a powder-based additive with the potential
to increase slurry nitrogen by 300g/tonne. It will also improve
manure handling considerably, claims UK distributor C&H Nutrition.
“Viscolight breaks down hard crusts and improves slurry nitrogen content
by slackening and binding free ammonia. The end result is a higher value fertiliser
and more homogeneous slurry that flows better making it much easier to handle,” says
product manager Jessica Hassall.
“As well as promoting a more fluid mix of sediment and floating layers
in the slurry storage tank – cutting the time and diesel costs of agitation,
pumping and spreading – the natural additive will also reduce manure and
dirty water odour by up to 50%.”
Jessica Hassall says Viscolight can be easily added to the slurry – either
via the reception pit, channels or slats, or directly into the lagoon or storage
tower. “The mixing rate is as little as 20g/tonne of slurry, which for
a 100 cow herd equates to an annual product requirement of only 40kg per year. “
C&H Nutrition calculates that even after the cost of Viscolight, a 100 cow
herd can expect to be around _250 better off as a result of savings on the fertiliser
bill. New to the UK – but widely used successfully in Denmark where it
is also approved for use on organic farms – Viscolight is available through
the agricultural merchant trade and further details are available on 01928 793090.
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