Location: Experimental Farm, Honduras.
A technology-based construction firm in Honduras, contacted a distributor of Ecological Laboratories to explore technology to improve their poultry litter processing. Ecological Laboratories’ technologists devised a test protocol using MICROBE-LIFT® Technology Products conducted at an experimental poultry farm. This farm is utilized to evaluate new technology to optimize efficiency of operations for poultry farms.
The objective of this trial was to determine if this technology could:
- Reduce ammonia to create a healthier environment for birds and workers
- Decrease the incidence of beetle larvae in the broiler bedding
- Accelerate the composting process and to produce higher quality fertilizer.
Based on the parameters listed above, the broiler bedding trial achieved the following results MICROBE-LIFT® technology worked as expected, lowering the ammonia in the air both quantitatively and qualitatively. It significantly reduced odor noted by human perception and by air measurement showing the recommended 5ppm concentration inside the warehouse
There was a significant decrease in the amount of moisture and also a significant acceleration of the composting process. The incidence of the beetle larvae was significantly reduced; this was a secondary experiment of discovery that was tested based on previous experience reducing infestations in other applications.