Success Stories - Swine
Assist NPS's Water Sanitation Program Saves Swine Grower from Having to Invest in
a New Well.
Nate Hecht manages a hot nursery for
a large swine producer located in Western Ohio. Nate’s challenges
were many, including E. coli , scours, and other issues that were
increasing mortality. Lab tests indicated the presence of coliforms.
Nate tried shocking the well and treating it with chlorine bleach,
but nothing was working and he was considering drilling a new well.
Once Nate met with Assist NPS, he decided to try our Programmed
Nate first cleaned all the water
lines with AWS 1200 water system cleaner, removing all of the
existing sludge and contaminants by simply allowing the solution to
stand overnight, flushing the next day and repeating the following
day. Nate then began using AWS 5000, a HOCl solution, to provide
clean drinking water to his pigs. Since Nate was trying the product
for the first time, he elected to use a medicator to inject the
solution into the waterlines.
The change was absolutely amazing —
within a few weeks, the piglets began to turn around, proving how
critical high-quality, great-tasting water is for raising healthy
Nate has now installed a Stenner
plug-and-play system that injects AWS 5000 automatically into the
water supply on a daily basis. He is so relieved to have avoided
drilling a new well!
“We were at our wits end
to the point of pointing
fingers at each other.
There is no doubt that
Assist NPS’s Water
Solution has helped us
produce the best pigs
we have seen in a long
Pit Perfect Lives Up to its Name
Todd is a swine producer who runs a
2000 head finisher. In August of 2014, his pit was having real
issues with excessive flies, excess solids, and strong odor in the
barn. He had 3-4 feet of solids built up in the bottom of the pit.
Todd began treatment with Assist
NPS’s Pit Perfect and continued to treat for two months, agitating
the pit to speed up the breakdown of the solids that had accumulated
over the last few years. After he agitated he was truly impressed —
the solids were breaking down, and the flies and odor were
Now Todd just uses one gallon per
month to maintain a healthy, odor free pit thanks to Assist NPS’s
“This was an easy solution to a
Feeding Mother Nature Solved My Odor Challenge
Jay is a swine
producer with a 4000 head finisher. He recently built a new
finishing barn but his past odor issues were returning. Jay had
heard about Assist NPS’s Pit Perfect from his local representative,
Ron. After learning how the product worked and the results other
customers were seeing, Jay decided to give it a try.
Assist NPS’s Pit
Perfect is a highly concentrated pit and lagoon solution that does
not add bacteria to the manure. Instead, it is a special blend of
enzymes and surface tension modifiers that actually feeds Mother
Nature’s indigenous bacteria, stimulating the biological activity
and the manure breakdown.
After a couple of
weeks the odor was completely gone. For maintenance, he adds a
little of Assist NPS’s Pit Perfect regularly to keep the pit odor
free. Jay is happy and doesn’t have to worry about pit odor anymore.
“I now treat monthly and m odor is
Wins with Assist NPS's Pit Perfect
With over 20 years
in the livestock industry, Ron Meyer is skeptical of new products,
having seen so many come and go. Ron has been treating swine pits
and dairy lagoons for 15 years using his own pro ducts and bacteria.
Ron was comfortable with his program when he met Andy from Assist
NPS at a tradeshow and Andy explained the critical differences
between Ron’s products and Assist NPS’s Pit Perfect.
A few months later
Ron decided to use the Assist NPS Pit Perfect on a particularly
difficult pit. Ron was amazed — In his 15 years of treating pits he
had never seen anything work as quickly to control odor .
Additionally, Ron began to see more biological activity and methane
bubbles rising to the surface immediately.
Ron is so pleased
to now have a product that breaks down solids, reduces fly issues,
eliminates odor and improves the air quality in the barn.
Additionally, the pit is now easier to pump and the nutrients in the
manure have been stabilized by lowering the pH to improve the soil
quality for next year’s crops.
“In my 15 years of treating pits, I've never
seen anything work as quickly to control odor.”
||About Assist NPS
Assist NPS delivers breakthrough solutions in animal
health which increase livestock producer revenue
through the science of Competitive Exclusion. Assist
NPS’s all natural, field and university-tested
solutions maximize animal health, size and
livability, and reduce feed consumption by
addressing water, environmental and nutritional
factors in livestock operations. This results in
improved animal performance, optimal production barn
conditions and increased profits for the producer.