ACTIVATED BARN FRESH

Safe, cost effective poultry litter management.

WHAT IS ACTIVATED BARN FRESH?

Activated Barn Fresh (ABF) is an effective poultry litter management tool. It is made from a naturally occurring blend of food grade diatomaceous earth with calcium montmorillonite which absorbs liquid and suppresses odor found in liquid. This unique blend of materials contains many minerals with powerful adsorption capabilities. This adsorption power is due to the material’s ability to attract and bind positive and negative charged ions (cationic exchange capacity). Activated Barn Fresh also contains natural citric acid for added protection against ammonia.

ABF can be used in all types of poultry operations.

Activated Barn Fresh contains only Food Chemical Codex Ingredients and is OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) Listed in the US for use in organic production.

ACTIVATED BARN FRESH

Effective poultry litter management.

 

Available in: 40 lb (18 kg) bags or bulk

To find a retailer or distributor near you visit our distribution page (US only). If you are in Canada, or have trouble finding a location in your area, please contact us and we’d be happy to assist you.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

FAQ

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BARN FRESH AND ACTIVATED BARN FRESH?

Activated Barn Fresh contains citric acid, while original Barn Fresh does not.

WHAT IS CITRIC ACID?

Naturally found in citrus fruits, citric acid is an effective non-GMO acid.

Common uses for citric acid include:

  • In pharmaceuticals, as a pH adjusting agent
  • In cosmetics
  • As an additive and preservative in foods, jams, candies and sodas
WHAT OTHER TYPES OF ACIDS ARE USED IN POULTRY LITTER MANAGEMENT?

Other acids used in poultry litter management include those below. In contrast to citric acid, these acids have many associated risks.

Aluminum Sulfate
The Risks of Aluminum Sulfate:

  • Rated toxic (D2B) with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Considered an Environmentally Hazardous Substance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods Class 9

Sodium Bisulfate
The Risks of Sodium Bisulfate:

  • Rated toxic (D2B) with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Considered an Environmentally Hazardous Substance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Corrosive Class 8

Sulfuric Acid
The Risks of Sulfuric Acid:

  • Rated very toxic (D1A) with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Considered an Environmentally Hazardous Substance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Corrosive Class 8
HOW MUCH ACTIVATED BARN FRESH SHOULD I APPLY?

The suggested application rate for ABF is 40 lbs / 600 sq. ft. or as needed.

DOES ACTIVATED BARN FRESH HAVE TRANSPORTATION RESTRICTIONS?

Activated Barn Fresh has no transportation restrictions, in contrast to products using other acids.

CAN ACTIVATED BARN FRESH BE COMPOSTED?

Yes, Activated Barn Fresh is OMRI Listed for use in organic production and is safe to be composted and used in the garden.

As well, ABF does not effect the quality of the compost fertilizer that can be produced from the poultry barn litter after the flock has been removed.