When Andy from Assist Natural Products and Services met David Marten in March of 2012, David was having inconsistent results and his flocks were slightly above average at best. David was raising 50 day birds and like many of the growers in his area, David would de-cake between flocks, use an ammonia control product, and treat for beetles. Starts were consistently slow with high cull rates at the middle and end of flocks. These issues were having a significant impact on his profitability.
Wanting to improve his performance, David agreed to start a trial with the Assist nutrition program. Once David received his settlement sheets he compared the performance of the control flock against the flock that was on the Assist program. The trial results using the Assist products showed significant increase in livability and payable pounds.
Now David decided to use the Assist “Programmed Approach.” He cleaned his water system with AWS 1200 and started sanitizing his water with the AWS 5000. This eliminated his bio-film issues and improved the functioning of his cool cells. David used the Assist Quickstart Plus and Conversion nutritional products which improves the gut microbiota and nutrient absorption. He started windrowing his litter instead of removing it twice per year and began using Relentless Plus and Defender to reduce the bacteria load in his litter and barns. He found this to be very easy and effective from both a time and an ammonia reduction standpoint.
Since implementing the full program, David has been the top grower in six out of the last nine flocks. His last 3 flocks were 80 points above the average! His profitability has increased 3X!
Today, David is an ALL STAR GROWER!!