Amending poultry litter with gypsum results in better litter conditions.
“Ammonia concentration, litter moisture and pH were significantly lower in the gypsum treatment than the shavings treatment at both 21 and 40 day of age. No differences in broiler performance, livability or paw score were observed” University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Gypsum Pellet Bedding
Comparing a gypsum treated barn to an untreated barn you will readily observe differences in the litter characteristics. Percent moisture and pH of the shavings / gypsum treatment will be significantly lower than that of the untreated comparison. This reduction in moisture is due to the unequaled ability of USA Gypsum material to absorb moisture, compared to the untreated sawdust / shavings mixtures. The amount of litter crusting is also visibly less.
Research shows a single application of FGD gypsum on test sites can reduce concentrations of soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP), the most troublesome form in area waterways, by a significant amount. Gypsum-treated plots showed an average 55% reduction of soluble reactive phosphorus in runoff water compared to untreated plots.
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