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Biosec + CRH Improves Brooding Performance

Poultry raisers may as well use Biosec-treated carbonized rice hull(CRH), rather than raw rice hull, as their little during brooding. This improves the broodling performance of chicken, resulting in heavier weight of broilers and increased eggs of layers. At the same time, Biosec minimizes the obnoxius odor of chicken manure and converts it into an effective bioorganic fertilizer.

Formulated by Dr. Rene Sumaoang of Novatech Agri-Food Industries, Biosec is composed of immobilized beneficial microbes and potent digestive enzymes that digest and degrade fresh chicken manure. It works well both under conventional brooding and in tunnel vent production systems.

In fact, Magnolia has already given Novatech the go-signal to talk with its contract growers to use this new method, especially those who are using the tunnel vent production system, which is totally enclosed. Espino Farm in Sugallon, Pangasinan, owned by Congressman Amado Espino, is now all out in using Biosec-treated CRH after using it in just two grows in tunnel vent systems.

Dr. Sumaoang said that by applying Biosec on the CRH or on the manure, billions of beneficial microbes are being introduced into the chicken manure. The beneficial microbes multiply rapidly and subsequently produce microbial products that inhibit the growth and proliferation of deadly microbes like Escherichia coli, salmonella and the like.

The enzymes in Biosec break down the food nutrients in the chicken manure into simpler forms that can be absorbed by the roots of plants.

For brooding, 0.5 kilogram (kg) of Biosec is applied on seven to IO bags of CRH, which is used as litter for 1,000 birds for 14 days. The waste of the birds is mixed with the litter. Thereafter, the litter is collected and can be used later as bio-organic fertilizer, according to Dr. Sumaoang. However, the use of Biosec must still be continued.

After brooding until the broilers are harvested, Biosec (15 kg per 5,000 birds) is applied on the manure which falls on the ground. In a tunnel vent system, like those used by Magnolia and Tyson, 2 kg of Biosec is spread on the litter of every 1,000 birds after brooding. In egg production, 20 kg of Biosec is applied on the manure of every 5,000 birds every three months.

Normally, raw rice hull is used as chicken litter. However, this material is a poor absorbent material, as its silica content is still bound inside the hull. Without Biosec, the chicken manure emits dangerous sulfide and ammonia gases, which produce foul odor and trigger respiratory diseases in the birds.

Moreover, the litter becomes the host of deadly microbes and poses a continuing problem on its disposal as it cannot be used as organic fertilizer.

With Biosec on the litter, Dr. Sumaoang said, the emission of ammonia and sulfide gases as well as foul odor is minimized, thereby reducing mortality rate. Likewise, flies are no longer attracted to the decomposing chicken manure.

Biosec treatment of CRH results in better ability of the birds to produce meat or eggs, ensures total biosecurity, and makes CRH an effective bioorganic fertilizer. The feathers of the birds also do not become discolored. Death of birds is greatly reduced by 30 to 40 percent. Consequently, medication cost is also greatly reduced.

In layer production, reduced death rate is translated into higher income as more birds are laying in any given period.

In Bantayan Island, Cebu, the egg basket of the Visayas, Biosec treatment of CRH has resulted in 1 percent to 5 percent increase of egg laying performance. With an increase of 2 percent, for instance, 5,000 birds would produce an additional 25,550 eggs a year. If each egg costs P3, the increase in production would be worth P76,650.

On the other hand, if the increase in production is 5 percent, an additional 63,875 eggs worth P191,625 would be produced From 5,000 birds in one year.

Given 100,000 layers, the poultry owner would have an additional net income of P1.133 million or P3.4325 million with 2 percent or 5 percent increase in egg production, respectively. The annual cost of Biosec treatment is only P20,000 for 5,000 layers or P’400,000 for 100,000 birds.

In broilers, a 2 percent increase in production from 26,000 birds would result in an additional 780 kg of meat worth P42,000. The cost of 200 kg of Biosec is only P6,000, resulting in an additional net gain of P36,000.