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Using SlurryKing
® and SlurryKing® GOLD in piggeries

 


Initial Dose:  The slurry sumps (the tanks below the slats) in piggeries should be treated individually according to their holding capacity. Every 40,000 litres (8,800 gallons) of sump capacity should be treated with 2Kg of reactivated product. (See dosing guide table for more details.)

These products are reactivated by mixing with hand-warm water 20-35ºC (Hot water can kill the microbes) in 3 Simple Steps:

1. Mix 2kg of the powder into approximately 10 litres of hand warm water and leave for a minimum of 45 minutes.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT MIX these products with water hotter than body temperature (37ºC) or with disinfectants as both may kill the micro-organisms.

2. Stir occasionally.

3. Stir again prior to adding to the liquid layer of your slurry lagoon or through the slatted floor or directly into the tanks (whichever is appropriate to your system). The mixture should be added over as large an area as practical. DO NOT ADD to the crust or solid layer in the bottom of the tank.

NOTE: It takes at least 6-8 weeks for changes to become apparent. Early use is crucial to maximise the benefits.

Dosing
The initial dose should be applied as soon as possible once there is at least a centimeter or two of slurry in the bottom of the sump. It should be poured evenly through the slats over as large an area as possible.

Maintenance
Different pig farmers have tended to determine their own method of top-up over the years!

Some farmers top-up when fly numbers or smell begins to increase again. Others give a small regular top-up dose (weekly or fortnightly). Our recommendation is that at the  minimum, a maintenance dose of half the initial dose should be applied every 2 to 3 months. This can be split into more frequent smaller doses .

Once a sump has been emptied or even partially emptied the initial dose should again be given once there is a thin layer of fresh slurry in it.

Dosing Guide Table

Sump size Cubic M (1000's L)

SlurryKing initial dose in kg
SlurryKing top up dose every 12 weeks in kg
400
20
10
600
30
16
800
40
20
1,000
50
26
1,200
60
30
1,400
70
36
1,600
80
40
1,800
90
46
2,000
100
50
2,200
110
56
2,400
120
60
2,600
130
66
2,800
140
70
3,000
150
76
3,200
160
80
3,400
170
86
3,600
180
90
3,800
190
96
4,000
200
100