The technological advance is evident at every turn in global agriculture. Cattle breeding and the concept of sustainable development is a common and important topic not only at professional forums aimed at this industry. When faced with the concept of sustainable development in agricultural production, it is necessary to seek the planned management of the rational use of natural raw materials resources. And to conserve energy consumed. Efforts of farmers and crop growers are to obtain a positive energy balance and livestock husbandry. That means producing more with less resource consumption and reduced production waste. We should produce and also use such feed mixtures that are friendly to the environment. It’s a big challenge for the new non-traditional mineral resources. It’s also a wide area of natural zeolite application. The current situation and our knowledge clearly shows that there are already several business opportunities for natural zeolite in agriculture.
Feed mixture with added zeolite substrate
For last several decades the products based on natural zeolite are used as an added ingredient in livestock feed carrier. Only small amounts of it and in certain recommended proportions. Zeolite positive presence in compound feed is justified by many results of scientific studies and long-term observations and experiments. Such a feed mixture is mainly used by cattle, pig and poultry farmers. The presence of zeolite in the long special diet has a positive impact not only on the growth of farmed animals but improves the overall efficiency and digestibility of feed given. This is reflected in the reduction of morbidity and thus also prevents the premature mortality of animals. The zeolite added to the diet for the cows in farms affects the adsorption of ammonia excess in their intestinal tract.
Can zeolite also contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
Agriculture can fall in production costs usefully contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Recently the potential of zeolite to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly nitrogen compounds derived from agricultural activities, is generally recognized and accepted. It has been shown that the natural zeolite in the feed, in combination with various types of zeolite fertilizers, contributes to the growth of attainment in agricultural production. Simply by the fact that the losses of present nutrients are reduced. In large-scale livestock farming the feed mixture with added zeolite can also contribute to a greener processed animal excrements. Another significant and enormous potential of zeolite is the adsorption of ammonia and other contaminants in transition manure process. There are many technical documents that support this type of applications of natural zeolite and those applications. Some of them are already quite successfully implemented in several countries.