An Interview with a Dairy Nutritionist
By Dale Janssen
I recently met to discuss a four thousand cow dairy with two brother owners, who I met at the World Dairy Expo a few weeks ago, and a dairy nutritionist who works with them. The dairy has several water challenges, including high iron, high TDS and very hard water. The nutritionist liked the idea of using Oxy Blast because we know it would change the form of iron from ferrous to ferric, which is a safe form of iron. He said major problems can result from excess iron in the ferrous form where it is readily absorbed into the body. He told me that this iron can be toxic and it is very important to get it out of the water once it is in the ferric form. He also told me that our Oxy Blast system was cheap compared to the other things they have to buy every day. When it will only cost in Canada $0.10-$0.12 per cow per day (depending on the PPM implemented and water quality), and it is going to do all those things to the water, it is very economical.
He pointed out to me that water is always overlooked, and was pleased that we paid attention to all the parameters of a water test. He also was impressed that Randy was willing to test his Oxy Blast at Iowa State University and thus “put his money where he mouth was.” He also was impressed that Essential Water Solutions, Inc. had all the consultants they do, who are available to answer questions for the prospects and customers. I told him this is all we do and we try to give the best service we can. He looked at me and said, “that is still very important.”
As he left he thanked me for my time and felt that the dairy would start using Oxy Blast really soon, not just because of what it will do for their water, but because of the support staff we have to back it up.
All I can say in closing is that all of us who sell Oxy Blast are blessed to have all these resources to draw from.
I just wanted to tell you about an incredible story! We have a customer in Appleton,MN that had some water issues, so I went down to her home to see what we were dealing with. When I got there she told me the whole story of how sick she has been for the past few years and could not figure out what was wrong until they tested their water. They had iron bacteria, sulfur, tannins, and 98.5 PPM of arsenic. WOW! She had a competitor’s reverse osmosis system that was showing 30 ppm of arsenic in the membrane.
To make a long story short, I was set to fix her water once and for all, and told her that the products & equipment we use will take care of it. I put in an OXY BLAST system, a single ceramic tank to catch all of the oxide crud, then the water went through their Kinetico softener and then through a charcoal filter to polish the water. It finally went trough a K-5 drinking station (R.O.) with a additional arsenic filter. I just got the results back from the lab. I had taken a sample from kitchen tap after all the equipment and also took sample from r.o. faucet.
Now there is virtually NO arsenic in her water at all.
She is so happy with us – it is awesome! She is talking to all of her neighbors as we speak, to get me in their homes to fix their water issues also!!
I just thought that you should know this testimonial. We have been selling and using your product and people are loving it!
NO MORE CLORINATORS!!! Just OXY-BLAST!!!
Anyway, thanks for everything. Give me a shout anytime!
Thanks. Todd! Todd Eklund. Sales Manager. Kinetico of West Central MN
Talked to Walter and they went ahead and treated their bee hives with Oxy Blast. He figured it was about 1000ppm. He then spun the cones to remove all the Oxy Blast, just like they do to take the honey out. All the bees are doing well. He also told me he got in a flock of 6,600 birds and ran Oxy Blat at 300ppm for 4 days then backed off to 100ppm. His dead loss was .4 of one percent (.004%). Always before his dead loss was 6 or more percent (6%). That is the best looking flock he has ever had! We have got another happy customer.