FEED ADDITIVE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How much SHAC Feed Additive will I need?
  2. How is SHAC Feed Additive added to the feed ration?
  3. Is SHAC Feed Additive safe to use in hog feed?
  4. Can I add too much SHAC Feed Additive to my ration?
  5. Can I use SHAC Feed Additive for other livestock, such as cattle or poultry rations?
  6. How does SHAC Feed Additive improve hog productivity?
  7. How long should I wait before expecting results from Feed Additive treatment?
  8. Will SHAC Feed Additive replace my SHAC Manure Digester treatments?
  9. Where can I purchase SHAC Feed Additive?
1. How much SHAC Feed Additive will I need?
  • SHAC Liquid Feed Additive CFIA #480573: For Grower/Finish hogs, apply 250 ml (1/4 litre) of liquid Feed Additive per tonne (1000 kg) of complete feed ration. For weaners and sows, 500 ml (1/2 litre) of liquid Feed Additive should be added per tonne of complete feed ration.
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2. How is SHAC Feed Additive added to the feed ration?
  • SHAC Feed Additive is designed to be applied to complete feed rations at the application rates outlined above. SHAC Feed Additive can be added to batch mixers by simply pouring the required amount of product into the mill mixer.
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3. Is SHAC Feed Additive safe to use in hog feed?
  • Yes. SHAC Feed Additive has been registered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in hog/swine production for the reduction of ammonia and odors.
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4. Can I add too much SHAC Feed Additive to my ration?
  • SHAC Feed Additive was found to have no toxicological effects on hogs fed up to 10X the recommended rates. However, it is always recommended that CFIA-approved application rates be used in all applications.
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5. Can I use SHAC Feed Additive for other livestock, such as cattle or poultry rations?
  • SHAC Feed Additive is only registered and approved by the CFIA for use in complete hog feed at this time.
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6. What effects does ammonia have on hog production?
  • In various industry research studies, chronic exposure to ammonia has been correlated with reductions in average daily gain and feed efficiency as well as increases in disease and medication costs.
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7. How long should I wait before expecting results from SHAC Feed Additive treatment?
  • This varies relative to pre-treatment conditions in each operation. Generally, odour and gas reduction results will begin to be observed within 3-6 weeks of initial application to feed rations.
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8. Will SHAC Feed Additive replace my SHAC Manure Digester treatments?
  • Initial application of SHAC Manure Digester are recommended when SHAC Feed Additive is first applied to feed. In addition, operations experiencing pit solids accumulation and high ammonia levels may benefit from using both products simultaneously.
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9. Where can I purchase SHAC Feed Additive?
  • To locate a distributor near you, go to the Distributors section of this web site.
  • To locate a retail outlet near you, go to the Dealers section of this web site.
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