Eftersom EM innehåller 100% naturliga ämnen kan produkterna med fördel användas till alla slags djur. De effektiva mikroorganismerna (fotosyntesbakterier, mjölksyrebakterier och jästsvampar) säkerställer en bra hälsa och miljö. Mikroorganismer finns överallt i naturen, på människor, djurens hud, päls och i deras tarmar. Att säkerställa en god mikroflora, såväl invärtes som utvärtes, ger djuren ett bättre immunförsvar och stärker deras hälsa.
Reducing odor, maintaining the health of livestock and decreasing incidence of disease are the major challenges for livestock industry. In order to solve these problems, it is important to maintain a conducive environment. However, overcrowded animal husbandry operations have become common in recent years. Due to overcrowding, animals are raised in a high stress environment with strong odors and poor hygienic conditions. Because of this, there is a risk of infectious outbreak and common measures against these tend to employ excessive use of antibiotics and disinfectants..
Merits of using EM products in animal husbandry
The primary benefit of using EM products in animal husbandry is that the various microorganisms contained in EM and metabolites produced by these microorganisms improve the microflora not only in barns, but also inside the bodies of animals. Spraying EM・1 inside the barn will improve hygiene for livestock. Also, mixing EM・1 into their drinking water and mixing EM Bokashi into their feed to condition the intestinal environment of livestock will have beneficial effects such as the prevention of disease.
Benefits of using EM products in livestock farming:
Amelioration of malodors
EM will reduce offensive odors resulting from buildup of ammonia and trimethylamine, which are alkaline. Organic acids contained in EM・1 have acidic properties, so spraying EM・1 will chemically neutralize them and the smell will be suppressed rapidly. Spraying EM・1 regularly will colonize beneficial bacteria, which will suppress the growth of putrefying bacteria. Also, feeding animals with ration which incorporates EM Bokashi will improve their internal microbiota and thereby reduce the offensiveness of the odors from manure.
Decrease dosages of antibiotics and disinfectant
Spraying EM・1 inside the barns as well as adding EM・1 to feed and drinking water for animals will improve the microbial environment of the whole barn, including the intestinal bacteria flora of the livestock, and maintain the health of the entire operation. Therefore, it is possible to reduce the usage of antibiotics and disinfectant to prevent diseases.
Reduce stress on livestock
Stress on livestock inhibits healthy growth, and causes a reduction in productivity and an increase in mortality rates. Spraying EM・1 inside barns will improve the environment in which livestock is raised by ameliorating bad smells, decreasing the number of flies, etc.
Increase productivity (by improving feed conversion ratio and lowering mortality rates).
Using EM・1 regularly for animal husbandry will improve livestock health, decrease the incidence of diseases and increase productivity. In pig farming, incidence of diarrhea will reduce growth rates and is one of the causes of animal death. Application of EM・1 will adjust the intestinal environment and ameliorate diarrhea as well as improve the efficiency of digestion and increase feed conversion rates (FCR), thereby increasing the productivity.
Improved quality of animal products (meet, milk, eggs).
Spraying EM・1 in barns will improve malodor and adding EM・1 to feed and drinking water will improve animals’ intestinal environment, thereby maintaining livestock health so that they will be less likely to fall ill. As a result, quality of fat will improve, there is no distinctive meat smell, products will stay fresh for longer periods and the taste and quality of animal products will improve. Also, it is possible to reduce usage of vaccines and antibiotics, thus supporting safer production of animal products from the standpoint of both producers and consumers.
Composting of livestock excreta: Using EM products will reduce malodor so it is easier to handle compost. EM・1 also accelerates fermentation and the production of compost.
Adding EM・1 and EM Bokashi to feed and drinking water for the livestock will regulate the intestines of livestock and thus, reduce the odor of their excreta. Excreta dries faster and the composting time will be shortened. Also, using EM・1 enables the manufacture of high quality compost which has a soil improving effect
Resolve drainage problems and improve waste water treatment in the livestock barn by spraying EM・1 inside the barn.
Livestock excreta sprayed with EM・1 does not have strong odor and spoilage is suppressed, thus waste water treatment can be handled more smoothly. Also, pouring EM・1 into septic tanks will promote purification. As a result, it is possible to reduce foul odors of livestock waste water, promote the decomposition of sewage, reduce sludge and effectively utilize slurry.
Recently, agriculture has become characterized by increasing cultivation using pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Overuse of such chemical agents, however, has caused replant failure and an increase in pests. It is clear that chemical substances used in agriculture affect our environment and ecosystem.
Merits of using EM products in agriculture
When sprayed on farmland, EM products contributes to soil enrichment, by harmonizing and diversifying native microorganisms. A diversified base of microorganisms will be fed on by earthworms and the number of micro-drills will increase. This makes the soil healthy. As a result, plants grow well, pest pressure is reduced and high quality crops can be grown.
Benefits of using EM products in agriculture:
Use of EM products help microorganisms become active and diverse in the soil. This results in enriching the land-ecosystem and increasing earthworms. EM products together with organic matter accelerates decomposition of hummus, thus softening the soil. This improves water and nutrient retention.
EM products diversifies micro biomes in the soil. This inhibits the increase in specific microorganisms including pathogens, thereby reducing the risk of replant failure.
Measures against salt damage
Concurrent use of EM products and added organic matter speeds up decomposition. It improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil, while sharpening its buffering capacity. These measures guard against salt damage in maritime environments.
EM products helps plants grow well. This leads to yield increases, longer cultivation periods, and high quality crops. Together, these improvements lead to richer harvests.
Producing crops with added value
It is said that our vegetables contain much less nutritional value compared with those grown fifty years ago. However, EM vegetables have high nutritional value and increased sugar content, which improves their taste and allows them to be preserved longer.
Improvement of working environment
EM is composed of naturally-derived microorganisms, which are safe and eco-friendly. It is not necessary to put on goggles, masks, and protective clothing when spraying EM. Similarly, EM never pollutes water systems.
Lowering environmental burden
EM is manufactured from naturally-derived material. It is easy to be decomposed after use, and, therefore, EM never pollutes groundwater. Instead, it purifies soil, groundwater, lakes and rivers, thereby reducing environmental burdens.