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Providing enough quality water is essential for good livestock husbandry.

Water makes up 80% of the blood, regulates body temperature and is vital for organ functions such as digestion, waste removal, the absorption of nutrients (feed conversion), lactation, and much more. Understanding daily livestock watering needs is key when designing a livestock watering system.

The daily water requirement of livestock varies significantly depending on animal species, size and growth stage. Environmental aspects as well as the QUALITY of water, also impact the amount of water intake. PUROXI improves the quality of your water and delivery systems ensuring your livestock will drink the recommended amount.

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Water Requirements for Livestock

Advantages of PUROXI Water Treatment

Product brochures for various species

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Newsletter Summer

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June 18  |  Farm, Livestock, News, Newsletters, testimonials  |   Webmaster

Newsletter

Hello to all of you.

I just got this e-mail from someone using this formula for potatoes and seeing 40 tons an
acre and harvesting 2 Days earlier. Apply 1.5 litres Oxy Blast per acre in 100 litres water, commencing when the plant shows 3-4 inches leaf area diameter. Repeat every seven days until the rows close in. Re-spray when blight conditions occur. It is a contact killer only so apply as soon as it starts raining.

Also, we are getting a lot of calls about Goats, Broilers, Turkeys and Dairies in the last
few weeks.  All these farm operators are seeing incredible results.  Following is a sampling of comments:

1.  The water is used by 316 milking goats (30 of them are really low producers), 41 dry goats, 5 breeding bucks and 9 bull calves (age between 1 and 9 months).

Use per month:

About 27,000 gallons of water and 30 litres (8 gallons) of OxyBlast (including 4 litres for
treatments) plus 14 kg (2.5 gallons) of Acidifier (including the 2.7 kg. we need for the kids milk in the nursery).

We brought the PH from 7.7 down to 6 – 6.5 and our SPC has never been as low as it is now.

2. We have a broiler operation that got their pullets in from a hatchery. The hatchery
called to let them know that the batch they got is from the same batch that had salmonella. The farmer called the local Oxy Blast Dealer and he got him to use only 150 PPM for a while and purge it every 4 days. The rest of the producers that bought this batch, still had salmonella and they all had to be euthanized (too bad, we could have helped them). The producer then used a 300 PPM solution of Oxy Blast to disinfect the barn. (wearing gloves and misting it in, as well as spraying around etc. is a good idea) All of the other barns had signs of infection; the barn treated with Oxy Blast Barn did not. The producer used to
have a death loss of 6%; the death loss is now .4 of 1%!

 

3.   A very large producer is seeing a death loss drop. They used to have a death loss of 7%, but after a 30 day trial with Oxy Blast in 2 barns, they saw the death loss drop to 2.2%. The other barns still had 7%. Nothing else was changed so it has to be the Oxy Blast. As you know there are too many variables on farms to judge what might or might not be
causing this, however nothing else has been changed on those farms.

4.  A Turkey Farmer mentioned that it is sometimes a struggle to get his birds up to 15KG; usually they can just get above 13KG tops. He also mentioned they are on a quota system in Canada. The farmer used to use a Chlorine Dioxide based product on his farm but he was not happy with results he was getting.  So he replaced it with Oxy Blast.  After a full
cycle, his death loss went down and his birds were up to 15.96 KG. He shipped 15,000 KG more that he was supposed to (he is only allowed to go to 25,000 more a year). He has a problem; either he goes to 500 less or he buys more quota or he ships early.  What a nice problem to have!

5.  Dairy Farmers are all seeing milk increase, clean water and many health benefits. We get more calls and comments from Dairy Farmers than you can imagine.  I cannot
remember all of them but we keep getting the same positive feedback: lower SCC,
increased milk production, less mastitis & hoof issues, better conception rates, better healthier calves, etc.

Additional  Notes:

Poultry –

When a poultry farm has Necrotic Enteritis, it’s usually caused because of bedding and
the paste on the bedding (scours in poultry is called Paste). We suggest they spread Calcium Carbonate (Limestone ground finely) on bedding and around feeders, not only on bedding but around feeders and waterers. This will keep the ammonia, etc. down so that there are less heath issues.

Bacteria -There are 3 kinds of bacteria we want to eliminate- Coddus and its spherically
shaped—->Bacillus and its rod shaped—-> Spirallum -spirally shaped; curved rod shaped.

Water Storage –
The more different issues I address, the more I believe in Contact Time–> sufficient time in the storage of water to ensure effectiveness.  It is critical when dealing with Rotten Egg Smell or with iron and manganese. I believe there are 2 options when injecting Oxy Blast.  First, always have a retention tank, or if you cannot, at least install an inline static mixer.  Municipalities and cities do this because, believe it or not, a significant improvement in poor-quality water can be achieved by storage alone, even if such storage is not required for any other purpose. The natural settling of the suspended solids and a reduction in pathogenic organisms is obtained by storage alone. I would always have a very large mouth tap at the bottom to remove sediment every so often.

The improvement in water quality depends on storage time, and the contaminants in
the source. There has been documentation that storage of water in municipalities and cities have reduced over 90% in coliform and e-coli numbers in winter and 99% in summer months, based on minimum 7 days storage, however we recommend 7-15 days. This documentation also shows reduction in colour, turbidity, ammonia, and many organic pollutants including pesticides and herbicides. There also was documentation of a significant reduction in numbers of Cryptosporidium and Giardia oocysts.

Here is the proof …

Quality of water before and after storage
Parameters                     River Thames at Oxford      River Great Ouse at Grafham

Raw water       Stored water         Raw water       Stored water

Colour (Hazen)                      19 9                               30                          5

Turbidity Units                      14                          3.2                            10                         1.5               type not specified

Ammoniacal Nitrogen          0 0                              0.3                        0.06     (mg/L)

Oxygen absorbed (mg/L) 1.8                         1.3                            3.5                         2.0

BOD (mg/L)                             0                           0                             4.5                         2.5

Total Hardness (mg/L)      300                       259                           430                        280

Coliforms (MPN/100ml) 60,000                  200                           650                         20

E-coli (MPN/100ml) 20,000                  100                          1700                         10

Colony counts per 1 ml:
3 days @ 20 C                          0                               0                           50,000                    580

2 days @ 37 C                          0                               0                            15,000                     140

 

The second option would be to go directly down the well casing.  We strongly recommend that you shock thewell, prior to setting up injection. However, I would definitely get a water report first to determine if there are sulphates in the water, because sulphates can congeal and create a serious problem with the well pump.

Raw-water storage can also lead to problems, particularly if the water being stored is
high in nutrients; this can lead to high levels of algae in the spring and summer. We suggest a maximum supply of 7-15 days if storing water to accommodate volumes.

Algae are micro-organisms which contain chlorophyl and require water, CO2, low levels of
inorganic substances, and most importantly light, to grow and multiply (use a storage container that does not allow light to enter).  Algae grows really slow compared to bacteria.
The growth-rate depends on availability of nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus in water, and on the energy available from sunshine.

Algae can normally be seen in affected water, but some (Stephanodiscus) can remain
invisible, except under a powerful microscope. Outbreaks are usually severe and sporadic. Algae blooms are a common phenomenon. These arise when the optimum conditions exist for a particular species of algae to grow. Algae blooms normally start in the spring, as increasing light levels lead to the beginning of optimum conditions for growth, and continue through the summer into the autumn.

Algae control is not easy. They used to use Copper Sulfate in the past, just before the bloom happened. Copper sulfate is toxic to fish, plants, the environment and humans. Oxy Blast has worked on many storage containers. Over time, we find that the purifying of the water prior to getting to storage, is a great benefit. I suggest that the storage units also be
covered with a UV Tarp if they are clear. I hope this helps. I study every day on ways for us to improve. If you want me to get a wholesale price on storage containers let me know.

Ohio Dairy Report

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June 6  |  Dairy, Farm, News, Newsletters, Reports, Tests, testimonials  |   Webmaster

Dairy Report –

“I’ve been using Oxy Blast for only 3 months and my SCC is the lowest it’s been in the last 30 years.  I just had 65 cows get bred, in 2 months, out of a herd of 110. At the last herd check, 82%  checked for pregnancy, were positive. What a difference!
You can’t get the cows bred if they don’t ovulate. We  had been around 25% conception rate before using Oxy Blast. ”

Bob Jentes   — Wooster, Ohio     330-345-7840

(Note from Gerald Stair:  Bob called me on Thanksgiving Day about his good news he reported above.  But let me tell you the “rest of the story”.

“Three years ago a local well driller told Bob that he had the answer. He installed a water system  (costing over ten thousand dollars ) to supposedly take care of his water problems. First of all they had to put in a new well pump and water lines to the milk house because they were plugged up. They put a water meter in so he could see if there could be an increase in water consumption because the water is better. Bob would write the water meter numbers down daily, at the same time, for a few months and nothing changed.

His abortions, dead calves on arrival, DOA’s- twisted stomachs, pneumonia, somatic cell count, mastitis, nothing changed at all. After ten thousand dollars was spent, the milk house filled up with iron bacteria in his holding tanks. Bob even had to buy heifers to keep his herd at the same size because nobody had an answer for his herd health problems.

I also knew he was having herd health problems. I stopped in after I had been installing the Oxy Blast for over three years and thought maybe Oxy Blast could help Bob. Bob explained to me all of his health problems with the cows and showed me his sheets when the cows freshened. Oh, my gosh, all of those DOA’s, DA’s, etc. His somatic cell count was in the 300,000 to 400,000.  That milk has got a lot bacteria in it. Is that good milk? –NO!

He is putting Oxy Blast hydrogen peroxide, in the well to kill the slime bacteria that is caused by iron and manganese. Bob has had a very unhealthy herd for life – 40 plus years. You can ask the local banker, the veterinary and even the Ohio State Veterinary Department.  He is one happy camper now!”

Bees & Birds

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May 4  |  Farm, Latest News, News, testimonials  |   Webmaster

Hi Zak, 

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.

Dave

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