Zeolite is of Great Value in the Cattle Industry in the Following Ways:
It is very desirable that ETS zeolite be used with cattle in feed lots because it can reduce the smell of the feed yard. It can increase the feed efficiency by 6-8 % and also increase the grade and quality of the meat. It can almost totally eliminate the fly problems and increase the quality of the manure so it can be better used as fertilizer.
It will almost totally eliminate environmental problems in the feed lot by eliminating the smell, and reduce the leaching of contaminants into the environment by the water. It will almost totally reduce resistance problems and scours and other unhealthy problems in the herd as well as shipping problems with the animals.
It is very important that ETS zeolite be used with dairy cattle feed because of the feed efficiencies of 6-8% and increase in milk production. ETS zeolite will drastically reduce milk fever and mastitis problems. It can almost totally eliminate the fly problems and increase the quality of the manure so it can be used as fertilizer.
It will almost totally eliminate environmental problems in the dairy by eliminating the smell, and reduce the leaching of contaminants into the water, thus helping the environment. It will almost totally reduce respiratory problems and scours and other unhealthy problems in the herd as well as shipping problems with the animals.
Increasing legislation is mandating the control of odor. The most effective way to control odor
is to feed ETS zeolite in quantities of 1⁄2% to 2% of the total ration. The ETS zeolite exchanges the ammonium cation in the alimentary track before it gases to ammonia and creates odor.
The use of ETS zeolite and other zeolites as mycotoxin binders is not recognized by the USDA in the United States. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of zeolites as mycotoxin binders is recognized in many other countries. Literature and studies are pervasive in the United States.
Continuous feeding of ETS zeolite often results in greater animal longevity.
Improved Feed Conversion and Productivity
Feeding ETS zeolite typically results in greater food conversion rates. Animals gain faster with less food. Poultry produce more gradable eggs. Dairy cows provide more milk. Improved indexing (meat quality) has been reported. This may result from better ammonia management.
Better Phosphate Utilization
ETS zeolite exchanges the calcium in dicalcium phosphate and other phosphate sources which increases the solubility and utilization of phosphate in bones. It may allow for up to a 50% reduction in the feed ration of dicalcium phosphate.
Flow Agent/Anti Caking Agent
ETS zeolite helps as a flow agent and anti-caking agent with urea and other oils.
Increased Pellet Durability
ETS zeolite allows higher temperatures at the pellet mill that reduce friction and allow higher production rates. The increased temperature enhances gelatinization and creates a more durable pellet.
Reduced Necessity for Antibiotics
The use of zeolite in animal feed increases gain and productivity. Antibiotics are not needed to increase gain. In Europe where zeolite is commonly fed, antibiotics are not used.
Acts as a Buffer in the Rumen
Reduces acidosis especially when pellets are fed where the fiber has been partially destroyed.
ETS Adds Value to Manure and Compost
The introduction of ETS zeolite with the manure, compost, or lagoon water that is added to the soil has the added benefit of increasing water retention, holding the nitrogen and other micro-nutrients in the growth zone, providing a medium for the future capture of nitrogen, increasing the ion exchange capacity of the soil, providing potassium and calcium, and enhancing amendment that should be advertised
Increased Animal Welfare
Greater animal health creates better animal welfare, better products, greater production, and lessens the usage of antibiotics and medicines that may have lasting adverse effects to the human population.
Groundwater Pollution Control
Fixing the nitrogen and various heavy metals reduces the pollution of the groundwater.