Star Gro Products – Bactzyme Manure Pit Treatment
About the Company:
Pro Star Products started out in the 1970s as a small calf raising business but when their milk powder supplier discontinued operating, they learned what makes a high-quality product that not only Calves love but will also excel on. In 2000 however, due to changes in the veal market and consumer habits, they discontinued the cattle raising part of our business and instead started to promote the milk replacers throughout the dairy, beef, goat and Sheep communities in B.C. and Alberta.
Over subsequent years they were approached by various firms about expanding into supplemental minerals, additives, and calf housing. They also work as a distributors for Biological Solutions, The Coburn Company, Animal Pro (Dairyman’s Choice Probiotics), Citra Clean, Vetoquinol and a number of others.
Ultimately, their goal is to always provide high quality products that are intended to assist in raising healthy and strong animals.
About the Solution:
Through accelerated digestion, Bactzyme will liquefy solid material so that it’s easier to agitate, pump and irrigate. Treated lagoons can be pumped lower with fewer plugging problems. Once transferred to cropland, because it’s already predigested, this manure will soak into the soil faster with less chance of caking on the field surface.
By increasing the level of bacterial activity in the lagoon, Bactzyme actually prevents bad odors from forming in the manure. This will be noticed at the time of applying the manure on the field and consequently much less offensive to neighbors and friendlier to the environment as a whole.
BactZyme contains only enzyme producing bacteria, where many other products are liquid bacterial stimulants that are meant to stimulate existing bacteria to better performance.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Additives generally fall into two categories, feed additives and manure additives.
Feed additives are generally used to:
Manure additives are generally used to:
Star Gro Products has recently been added to the Newtrient catalog. Newtrient will continue to work with Star Gro Products to further refine the cost and performance information on their solution. Newtrient will update this entry as more information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY