EcoCare® feeds help manage manure while optimizing feed efficiency and performance.
High-protein, high-fiber diets can increase pig water intake, add bulk to manure and make manure stickier. Pigs fed EcoCare® feeds excreted 14 percent less manure solids1, and their manure dissolved 33 percent faster2, supporting fast pen cleaning and less time needed to handle manure.
With EcoCare® feeds, you never need a pit additive. Gone are the days of messy mixing and pouring, or even worse – forgetting to put the additive in the pit. It’s as simple as feeding your pigs, which you are going to do anyway!
EcoCare® feeds are an effective way to manage manure without using a pit additive. Choose the EcoCare® solution that fits your operation.
EcoCare® feeds support fresh air for your pigs, your employees and your neighbors.
Research shows it’s quicker and easier to clean pens and empty manure pits when pigs are fed EcoCare® feeds.
1 Petersen, S.T., (2010) “The potential ability of swine nutrition to influence environmental factors positively.” Journal of Animal Science, E95-E101.
2 Davis, M. E., T. Parrot, D. C. Brown, B. Z. de Rodas, J. B. Johnson, C. V. Maxwell, and T. Rehberger. (2008). Effect of a Bacillus-based direct fed microbial feed supplement on growth performance and pen cleaning characteristics of growing-finishing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 86:1459.
3 Walraven, T, Carter, S., Lachmann, M., Bundy, J., Jarrett, J. and DeRodas, B. (2008) Effects of EcoCare® feed on growth performance and nutrient excretion of finishing pigs. Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 86.
4 Walraven, T., Carter, S., Lachmann, M., Bundy, J., Jarrett, J., and DeRodas, B., (2009) “Effects of EcoCare® feeds on the mass balance of N and P during the swine finishing phase.”