For the Agricultural Industry
Nontoxic Concrete Remedy Internal Deep Seal (DS) and Top Seal (TS) and Nontoxic PetraWood Provide Permanent Solutions to Problems Related to Concrete and Wood in Agricultural Settings.
The following excerpts were taken from the September 1997 issue of "Cleaner Times," a technical journal for the pressure washing industry.
One of the biggest threats to farmers is the spread of disease. No type of farm, neither animal or crop, is immune, which is why farmers have come to recognize the necessity of keeping their equipment and facilities clean.
Perhaps the most threatened type of operation is the hog farm as pigs are particularly susceptible to disease.
"A hog operation either stays clean or it goes under," stresses Cliff McClure of M & M Pump, Clinton, Illinois.
...the cleaning of hog confinements consists of removing a number of contaminants - including large amounts of hardened manure -from concrete floors. That manure often has consistency of concrete itself.
These factors are not specific to hog farms and exist across the country in breeding kennels, horse farms, dairies, veterinary and surgical clinics and smaller private farms and ranches. In the northern regions - frozen contaminants pose quite a challenge when cleaning off cement floors.
Prevent "New Barn Syndrome"
Everyone knows that making a living in the hog industry is becoming increasingly difficult.
Making a profit in the Hog Industry is very difficult these days. Because of the current economics of raising hogs, it is critically important to reduce losses and maximize profits.
Concrete Remedy provides a cost effective, easy way to improve efficiency and reduce cleaning costs...saving time and money .....and more importantly, you can reduce the hazards resulting from the negative influence on your herd from untreated concrete.
Historically, veterinarians have described new barn syndrome as affecting the sows, growers and finishers. In sows, hip, ankle and hoof problems have been noted as being caused by the caustic nature of new concrete,causing a skin reaction on the bottom of the foot pads. Small cracks in the pad occurs allowing bacteria to enter into the animal's body causing joint infection in the knees, ankles and hips. With this lameness, producers suffer losses in terms of increased sow culling rate, breeding problems and other management difficulties.
In Growing and finishing hogs, "New Barn Syndrome" has been reported to cause these same problems as well as tail biting, ear biting and lameness.
Nontoxic Deep Seal and Top Seal can help prevent bacteria buildup in the pores of the concrete, thus preventing lameness problems by sealing off the caustic chemical from coming into contact with the foot pad skin.
Are you tired of the public outcry against hog operation odor?
One of the major complaints against the hog industry today is the issue of odor. Treating concrete with Concrete Remedy's internal sealers can effectively reduce odors which come from bacterial growth IN concrete.
While these products do not kill or eliminate bacteria.... they DO eliminate the bacterial breeding ground provided when urine and excrement soak INTO the concrete. By filling the voids and canals in concrete, CR Deep Seal eliminates bacterial growth IN the concrete. In addition to removing the breeding ground for bacterial growth, Concrete Remedy's permanent seal of concrete, makes cleaning incredibly easier and quicker...saving time and money and contributing to lowering odors resulting from bacterial growth.
Consider the following...
So remember, when you're building or renovating a hog or dairy barn, be sure to factor in these issues and you could end up saving yourself a lot of headaches in the future.
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Last Updated Dec 2005
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