The use of Yucca extract as feed helps to increase the rate of digestion, advantageous and absorption of nutrients, inhibit the decomposition of urea.According to experimental results, the yucca extract is added in the feed can reduce about 30% of the ammonia content ,lowering the volatile compounds that cause bad odors in the excretions.
Yucca Extract is used has a wide range of liquids and powders for use in the Agribusiness Food and Beverage sectors. It have been widely used in swine and poultry production to reduce odour and ammonia emissions. In the lab, they have also reduced rumen protozoal populations.
AGRICULTURE: The Yucca schidigera extract has a high steroidal saponin content that has the property of being a natural surfactant. When it is added to the soil, it has the ability to interact with the cells in the roots of the plants, increasing water and nutrient absorption. At the same time, the saponins interact with the surrounding micro flora, creating a more favorable rhizosphere for the plant.
SWINE HOGS: Highly productive modern swine farming generate a great amount of ammonia and other noxious gases harmful to the animals that can cause several problems from respiratory ailments to lower feed conversion and weight gain.
The use of Yucca schidigera extract in powder form in the swine’s feed during the productive cycle lowers the noxious gas levels, mainly ammonia, and as a consequence, besides lowering disagreeable odors, the productive parameters are improved, mainly the feed conversion and weight gain.
The use of liquid extract is also used by adding it to the farm’s wash water or directly applied to the waste water ponds, or sprayed on the surfaces, achieving a decrease of bad odors and accelerating the breakdown of organic matter, making the management of waste water easier.
POULTRY BROILERS LAYERS: Modern poultry farming, in all its modalities, demands an adequate management for the exploitation of its highly productive genetic potential, and it is necessary to maintain in equilibrium the factors that may impact productivity, such as adequate oxygenation for the birds that is affected by the ammonia emissions produced in the digestive processes of the animals.
The use of Yucca schidigera extract in poultry feed is a good alternative to maintain metabolic and environmental ammonia levels within acceptable limits in order to keep the animals unaffected, to reduce bad odors and to improve productivity parameters, mainly feed conversion and increased production
Also, liquid extract in the drinking water can be used with similar results obtained with powder form, and can also be used to spray the beds when there are serious problems associated with an increase in the ammonia levels inside the coops
SHRIMPS: Yucca schidigera extract in powder form as an ingredient in shrimp feed helps to control and to reduce ammonia levels and other compounds and according to available information, this translates into greater weight gain due to a better feed conversion as well as a reduction in the mortality rate and as a consequence this results in higher farm productivity
The use of liquid extract acts by bonding the ammonia molecules and transforming them into other nitrogenated non-toxic compounds for the shrimp and that are utilized by the phytoplankton and zooplankton as a source for nitrogen, besides improving the quality of the water of the tanks.