N-tercept is a new Direct Fed Microbial feed additive that combines three technologies proven to promote animal health and improve the environment in and around animal production facilities. N-tercept is unique in the fact that it has been designed to provide manure treatment liquefication, while preventing protein decomposition and ammonia formation. Preventing ammonia formation at the source allows producers to retain more nitrogen during production and subsequent land application.
Some benefits include:
Increased Manure Value - using projections based on a study at 7 yr. old barns using the Sporzyme portion alone increased the manure value over control by 145% the cost of N-tercept.
Lower E-coli Barn Counts - the combination of Sporzyme and Yucca Pro lowered the e-coli population over a 6 week nursery period from 1,100,00 down to 750 colony forming units.
Improved Gut Health - Sporzyme, Yucca Pro and Sporzyme Lacto aid in gut heath. Yucca Pro - intestinal ammonia causes damage to epithelial cells within the mucosa that line the intestinal tract and are responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Sporzyme Lacto - the ability of L. plantarum to produce antimicrobial substances helps them survive in the gastro-intestinal tract. The antimicrobial substances produced have shown significant effect on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Reduced Cleaning Time - A Kansas State University study showed the use of Sporzyme reduces cleaning time of a 1,250 head barn by 44 minutes. This is due to reduced "stickiness" of the manure.