Lower Litter pH & In-House Ammonia for Healthier Birds & Lower Energy Costs
Increase your bottom line
Klasp™ Litter Amendment effectively reduces ammonia, sequesters phosphorous and nitrogen and efficiently lowers litter pH while providing a drier poultry house environment.
(Fe2 (SO4)3•9H2O) Litter Amendment is a dry, granulated form of ferric sulfate that contains approximately 20% iron as Fe+3. It is nontoxic, nonhazardous and classified as a GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) substance to be used by the poultry industry in pursuit of best management practices.
KLASP™ lowers ammonia emissions:
- Improves house environment
- Reduces ventilation requirements
- Lowers auxiliary heat consumption
KLASP™ sequesters phosphorous & nitrogen resulting in:
- Improved litter nutrient values
- Reduced nutrient release rates and environmental impact of litter applications
- Higher land-application rates
The KLASP™ Patented granular formulation provides:
- Extended product activity
- Greater surface area impact per-pound
- Minimal dusting and fogging
Improved Bird Environment
Poultry producers traditionally use ventilation and acid-based litter amendments to lower pH, bind litter nitrogen, sequester phosphorus, and dry the litter cake. With respect to ventilation, energy costs increase as ambient temperature decreases. While acid-based litter amendments can be effective for the short-term control of ammonia (NH3), this effect is typically short-lived in the broiler house environment.
The use of litter amendments should provide the poultry producer:
a net benefit, by providing lower mortality, in-house ammonia control and energy savings, while meeting all environmental goals of the producer.
The use of Kemira® Klasp™ Litter Amendment creates an improved bird environment and enhanced overall general animal health.
For Use in Turkey Houses:
Apply 1-3 days BEFORE Bird Placement
Apply ANYTIME Mid-Flock for Ammonia Knock-Down
For use in Broiler Chicken houses:
Apply 5-7 days BEFORE bird placement, drag in lightly
Apply ANYTIME for Mid-Flock Ammonia Knock-down
A rate of 75-100 pounds of Klasp™ Litter Amendment per 1,000 ft2 of floor space is the typical recommendation for the treatment of broiler and turkey litter. Lower rates (50-75 pounds per 1,000 ft2) may be used during summer flocks. Higher application rates (100-150 pounds per 1,000 ft2) may be required under extreme conditions. Rate selection for each operation will depend on current management practices and needs, based on factors such as litter reuse, short layout periods, ventilation control and existing litter moisture levels. Klasp™ Litter Amendment can be safely applied with birds in the house to address management issues that occur post-placement. As an authorized Klasp™ distributor we can provide rate recommendations that meet your individual needs and goals.
On-Site Monitoring & Consultation
It is no secret that managing ammonia in poultry houses is crucial for bird health, especially during the first few weeks after placing birds. MSS can monitor ammonia levels for two weeks and provide the ammonia concentration data in graph form. In this example of 2 Poultry Houses (PDF) the producer was able to evaluate different ventilation schemes in two poultry houses during the same two week period. This information allowed the producer to tweak their ventilation system to better manage ammonia. Better ammonia management means better bird health and less wasted heat through ventilation during cold weather. Let MSS provide monitoring and data interpretation for your operation.
University Trials & Field Testing
- View "KLASP™ 2010 Brochure" PDF
- View "University of Georgia Study" PDF
- View "Using Klasp to Reduce Poultry House Ammonia Emissions" PDF
Case Studies indicate KLASP™ results in:
- Lower litter pH and in-house ammonia
- Drier houses with extended product performance
- Increased nitrogen content and improved litter-nutrient value
- Enhanced application flexibility
- Reduction in ventilation and auxiliary heat requirements
AUTHORIZED KLASP™ DEALERS
NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, IOWA, WISCONSIN & MICHIGAN
Individualized Solutions for Production Agriculture.
- Ellsworth, IA warehouse
- 1716 Detroit Street (directions)
- Ross Thoreson
Specializing in Ag Waste Treatment for 30 years!
- Miltona, Minnesota
- Dean Dropik
Application of Ammonia, Insect, and Rodent Control Products.
Sales of Disinfectants, Litter Amendments, Water Soluble Rodent Control, Poultry Water Treatments, and Special Order Equipment.
VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA
MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, DELAWARE
NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA
- Jess Crisp
KENTUCKY, SOUTHERN INDIANA, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, WEST TENNESSEE
BLUEGRASS POULTRY SERVICE
Serving Kentucky Poultry Producers for 10 Years with Sales and Application of Poultry Litter Amendments
STRAWBERRY POULTRY SUPPLY
CENTRAL & EASTERN ARKANSAS
- Cave City, Arkansas
- Richard Odom
CHEROKEE FARMERS CO-OP
Feed, Seed, Fertilizer, Litter Amendments, Grain Buying
- Centre, Alabama 35960
- 1020 W. Main Street (directions)
- Larry Leslie