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Slurry King’s Top 10 slurry tips - Tip No 5: prepare your slurry properly

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Some farmers have an easier time of it than others when it comes to slurry management. We believe that slurry should be a valuable asset for all farmers.
Here is our fifth tip on how to take the hassle and smell out of slurry and turn it into a valuable asset.

TIP 5 - PREPARE YOUR SLURRY PROPERLY

Significant savings on bought in fertiliser can be made if you maximise the fertiliser value of your slurry. Trial data from tests carried out in the UK and Europe shows that using a slurry additive (such as Slurry King) can increase total-N in pig slurry systems by as much as 33% and ammonia-N by as much as 57%.  In cattle slurry systems, the figures are 11% and 51% respectively*.

Using an additive can liquefy your slurry, making the consistency more even, so that you can apply nutrients more evenly on your land. Thinner slurry also means less time and energy (and money) spent on mixing and pumping, as surface crust and floor solids are greatly reduced.

* Source: Increased total-N in pig slurry systems by as much as 33% and ammonium-N by as much as 57% - Silsoe Research Institute, Olfactometer Unit.  In cattle slurry systems, the figures are 11% and 51% respectively – UK Dairy Research Farm

To find out more about how to turn your slurry into a valuable asset contact Sylgen Animal Health on 01559 370 222 or email us at info@sylgenanimalhealth.com