Air Quality

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It is important to Purina that the air you're breathing while working is clean and bearable. EcoCare® Feed technology helps reduce the ammonia release that manure gives off allowing for cleaner air and a reduction in odor. Better air quality brings with it an improved work environment and reduces stress on pigs.

Key Points
  • Reduced ammonia release from manures
  • Reduced odor
  • Improved work environment
  • Less stress on pigs
  • Improved nitrogen retention
  • Adhere to good neighbor policy

Effects of Feeding EcoCare® Feed on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Mass Balance During the Entire Finishing Period

This technical bulletin is intended to summarize the effects of feeding EcoCare® Feed on nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) mass balance during an entire finishing period. The study was conducted at the Swine Education and Research Center at Oklahoma State University, and the results were presented at the 2009 American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meeting (Walraven et al., 2009). (Ref #15)


The importance of using crystalline amino acid supplementation as integral part of the EcoCare® Feed Program

This technical bulletin is intended to reinforce the importance of using crystalline amino acid supplementation as an integral part of the EcoCare® Feed program, to maximize the reduction in ammonia emission from swine production systems. (Ref #14)


The Effect of EcoCare™ feed on Manure Odors and Ammonia

Where does the smell come from? Manure odors are related to the animal’s diet. The odor compounds found in swine manure are natural byproducts produced by anaerobic decomposition of urine and feces (Table 1). Most of the odor compounds found in swine manure originate from undigested carbohydrates and proteins (nitrogen) that have passed through the gastro-intestinal and urinary tract (1Sutton, et. al, 1999). Volatile fatty acids (VFA), which are generally considered to be major contributors to offensive manure odors, are formed during the anaerobic decomposition of undigested carbohydrates in the feces. (Ref #4)