BioKix Wastewater Lagoon Bacillus Strength
Sometimes the first question asked is about bacteria counts. Although plate count methods vary from lab to lab, if done correctly, the count for this product will always show at least 4 billion or higher cfu per gram (colony forming units). BioKix Wastewater Lagoon Bacillus multiplies quickly starting with binary growth and then exponential growth. BioKix Wastewater Lagoon Bacillus will quickly increase the CFUs on its own to treat the whole system until acted upon by an outside force. Those forces include extreme changes in system temperatures, pH, lack of organic food to sustain the bacillus, or the addition of large amounts of chemicals / disinfectants / sanitizers. Regularly scheduled dosing mitigates those outside influences.
BioKix Wastewater Lagoon Bacillus contains 6 strains of Bacillus selected for what they do as well as for how well they work together. It is stable and has a long shelf life. It works fast and reproduces quickly. It produces lots of enzymes. It digests lots of substrates. It functions in diverse environments including those devoid of oxygen. It does not need special handling such as refrigeration. Its strains are included on the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) list for use in animal feed.
Animal waste will partially decompose on its own. What does not decompose either floats and forms a solid crust or sinks to the bottom and stops decomposing. Partially decomposed waste will also stick to the sides of lagoons. Deep accumulations of sludge on the lagoons’ floors and sides, unless treated with special strains of bacillus in the BioKix product, requires frequent removal by tractors and have those removed solids stored elsewhere on the farm.
Why Bio-Augmentation Is Needed
Manure lagoons need bacteria having specific strains of microbes that are very effective in degrading difficult swine and dairy waste, including cellulosic materials and whey. Treated lagoons with specially selected bacillus will maintain liquid slurry, break up and prevent build-up of solids and reduce nitrates.
The specially selected bacillus strains in BioKix Wastewater Lagoon Bacillus thrive in lagoons that lack oxygen (anaerobic conditions). Lagoons treated with the right strains of bacillus therefore do not need aerators which tend to increase odors as well as add oxygen. This is good because manure lagoons are inherently anaerobic (lack oxygen) and the strains of bacteria that eat nitrates are susceptible to destruction by oxygen.
Do the math.
A lagoon collects between 25 and 100 gallons of urine, bedding, excrement, and flush water per cow per day.
- 25 gallons if lagoons mostly collect from milking parlors,
- 50 gallons if lagoons also collect from freestalls with flush systems, and
- 100 gallons if cows live full-time on flushable concrete.
Does your supplier recommend lagoon treatment dosage accordingly?
Standard Plan: Monthly dosage–One (1) 16 oz pouch per 100 cows.
Custom Plan: Monthly dosage–One (1) 16 oz pouch per
- 100,000 lbs of milk produced if 100% of waste goes into the lagoon.
- 200,000 lbs of milk produced if 50% of waste goes into the lagoon.
- 300,000 lbs of milk produced if 25% of waste goes into the lagoon.
First treatment should be 4 times monthly amount and if not treated for more than three months, then restart by making the next treatment as if it were the first.
Waste Lagoon conditions for most effective results
Water Temperature: 45-120 0F and pH (5-9.5)
- Item #: BK.CBP.16.25.WSP