Improving Facility Environment and Neighbor Relations
For over 50 years, DPI GLOBAL has developed innovative, all-natural technologies engineered to provide environmental sustainability, odor elimination and waste management. Throughout all this, DPI GLOBAL has conveyed our commitment to caring…About the environment…About your company…About your neighbors…About your health…About you
Agricultural nuisances may result from odor, noise, lights, dust, or insects – though most nuisance cases arise from odor concerns. Nuisance law is very subjective and a livestock or poultry operation that may be no problem for some neighbors may be considered a nuisance for others. Fortunately, there are steps livestock and poultry producers can take to minimize air quality concerns including:
- Communicate with neighbors to explain the operation.
- Be aware of and comply with – or better yet, exceed – all legal requirements for the operation.
- Design and construct the operation to minimize its impact on neighbors, including consideration of location in relation to neighbors and public areas.
- Use best management practices including injecting manure, keeping facilities as clean as possible, and planting tree shelter belts and installing bio-filters where needed.
- Utilize technologies, such as Micro-Aid®, to minimize emissions and potential nuisance conditions, including those that reduce ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter, odor and flies in buildings and manure storage.
Compliance with air quality regulations by federal, state, and in some locales, county and township governments, is an on-going process for livestock and poultry producers. Furthermore, livestock and poultry producers must understand that an operation meeting all environmental regulations may nonetheless be subject to a nuisance lawsuit brought on by neighbors of the operation.
How Micro-Aid® Helps
Micro-Aid® is an all-natural, environmentally-safe feed technology that first begins to work enterically to help optimize a healthy gastrointestinal tract environment. Furthermore, it is not absorbed by the intestinal tract; instead, Micro-Aid® passes through the animal and is excreted along with fecal matter into the waste management system. Once there, Micro-Aid® continues to work in a similar fashion as in the gut to maximize microbial activity, which in turn utilizes undigested nutrients to form organic nitrogen compounds while preventing the formation of noxious gases such as ammonia. This reduction in volatilization of ammonia that occurs due to Micro-Aid® positively impacts the total nitrogen concentration of manure.
The internal and external benefits of Micro-Aid® result in reduced volatilization of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and other noxious gases. In summarizing 21 experiments, Micro-Aid® reduced ammonia emissions, on average, by 44.7%. This summary represents the benefits of Micro-Aid® in several species including poultry, swine, dairy, beef, etc. and proves the effectiveness of Micro-Aid® in reducing aerial ammonia and other noxious gases whether it is fed, added to pits and lagoons, or sprayed over litter or bedding.
As livestock and poultry producers implement approaches to mitigate ammonia and other noxious gases, it is important to note that there is no silver bullet for completely preventing malodor volatilization. Instead, a major factor in successfully minimizing odors is good facility management as it pertains to a number of areas including proper ventilation and waste management, diet manipulation, landscaping, etc. Furthermore, producers should take advantage of technologies proven to keep ammonia gas levels down. Of the ammonia/odor control technologies available today, none is more proven and time-tested than Micro-Aid®, so make Micro-Aid® part of the total package to Improve your Production Facility Environment and contribute to Better Neighbor Relations.
As you develop and implement your farm’s total package of environmental protection to ensure optimal production, quality working conditions for worker health and good neighbor relations, remember, it is not complete without Micro-Aid® in all feed, all the time!