Buy Premium food grade Diatomaceous Earth!

Not all Diatomaceous earth is created equal. Of all of the mines only 4 in the USA are classified as food grade which is safe and reliable for human consumption, home and ranch use. Many deposits are not of good quality or purity, containing large amounts of clay or other contaminants. Anything labeled Pool Grade is toxic and should be avoided. Pool grade diatomaceous earth is super heated and chemically altered. Food grade should be labeled as such an the ingredient list should tell the story that it contains only Diatomaceous Earth or Silica or Silica Dioxide. The Health Ranch, HERO® Brand Diatomaceous Earth is of the purist quality, and meticulously mined from the best ancient freshwater deposits.

What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth is a natural mineral consisting of 89% Silica Dioxide and about 14+ trace minerals depending on the deposit. It is formed from a plankton like creature called a diatom, called the meadow grass of the sea, which builds an intricate cylindrical shell around itself by pulling the minerals from the water. The diatom lives only 6 days, dies and falls to the bottom of the lake. Innumerable amounts of diatoms leave a thick layer of silt at the bottom of the lake. These ancient dry lake beds are then mined for the thick deposits of diatomaceous earth, a white, powdery mineral.

HERO® Brand Diatomaceous Earth is premium quality, completely organic, is OMRI listed, non-toxic, Safe, natural, odorless, tasteless. It is truly Nature’s Amazing Fossil Mineral!

Best Natural Insecticide

Zero Neurotoxins, Zero Resistance, Zero Negative Environmental Impact!

Surprisingly, Diatomaceous Earth is well known as a chemical free, non-toxic, alternative bug killer. It works so well, once you use it, you will never go back to toxic sprays, granules or other forms.

Diatomaceous earth works via a mechanical action on the bug instead of a chemical action. As a bug comes in contact with the dust, it scratches the protective waxy coating off of the bugs exoskeleton and the bug dehydrates to death. There is never any harmful residue left on the environment, no toxic chemicals seeping into the earth, and no harmful neurotoxic fumes to breathe. Best of all, no waiting period, like bug bombs or airing out your room, and its perfectly safe for pets and your kids! For More Information Visit our sister site www.goodpesticide.com

Horses, Cattle, and other livestock

Flying and biting insects not only cause discomfort but can be a huge concern for herd health, causing high vet bill’s, unacceptable toxic load, and loss of production, or performance. Diatomaceous earth can be a cost effective, eco-friendly solution. Dusting animals with Diatomaceous earth is an effective way to keep lice, face flies, mites, ticks, and other biting insects away from your herd. Simply use a dustin mizer (link), or put into an old baby powder bottle, to dust horses, cattle and other livestock, dust barns, manure piles, for effective larvae control, or put out in a corral wherever animals roll frequently to self-dust. Another option is to put in a burlap bag and hang in a spot that the herd frequents to get a good rub and self-dust.

Manure off-gassing

Feed lots, stalls, calving sheds, hog barns, milking parlors, and dairy’s can benefit from Diatomaceous Earth unique odor neutralizing capacity. Because diatomaceous earth is so porous, with a high surface area, it traps noxious odors, as well as drying out wet, mucky conditions. Spreading diatomaceous earth on manure piles also is an effective, non chemical alternative to larvae control, keeping barn flies down, and increasing the comfort and production of your herd. It’s also great fro composting!

Livestock Mineral Supplement

Consider HRO brand Diatomaceous Earth as a great alternative for grass fed/organic producers. Reduce the chemical burden on your livestock and land

Mineral supplementation has been proven to produce shiny coats, healthier hooves, faster weight gain, sweet, rich milk for lactating mares, strong bones and teeth, and healthy nervous systems.

Ample research shows the sheer necessity of supplementing all livestock with quality minerals and trace minerals. However, many mineral products contain fillers, some GMO corn or soy which has been shown to block mineral absorption. Others contain incomplete, synthetic vitamins, that physiologically deplete an animals system instead of supplementing it. Most animals are forage animals and anyone who has been around animals in a natural environment has witnessed animals seeking out certain areas where they eat the dirt.

Herd animals especially need natural forage minerals, where pasture, holding pens or overgrazing has depleted or deprived them of their natural instinct to obtain these needed minerals. Consider adding Diatomaceous Earth to your herds mineral program. Can be given free choice or mixed with feed (not to exceed 2% of total ration). Diatomaceous earth has been proven to increase calcium and magnesium uptake, adding it to your mineral program may decrease the incidence of grass tetany.

Natural De-wormer

Diatomaceous Earth is known as a natural feed through De-wormer. We recommend a simple fecal egg count prior to feeding, and then feed for 90-120 days to hit all of the parasite egg cycles. Follow up with another fecal exam.

Also used as a feed through larvae control for livestock.

100% Fresh Water, Food Grade, Pure Premium Multi-Use Diatomaceous Earth

Healthy, Strong, Vibrant, Shiny, Bright Eyed, Productive Animals!

Green, Simple-Organic Barn and Animal Life! Nature’s Amazing Fossil Mineral!

Completely safe for ALL horses, cattle, camelids, sheep, goats, swine, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, exotics, birds, reptiles and small caged rodents.

Livestock DE is a bedding booster, that naturally prolongs and enhances your livestock/pets bedding/litter. Keeps bedding dryer-longer, fresher!

Can be used in:

  • Feed Additive
  • Stalls
  • Bedding
  • Kennels
  • Coops
  • Cages
  • Calving Sheds
  • Milking Parlors

Advantages to using Livestock DE:

  • 100% Organic
  • Keeps stored grains and pet foods fresh and sweet
  • Heavy Duty Odor Control
  • Neutralizes Harmful Ammonia!
  • Superior Moisture Control
  • Super Absorbent
  • Inhibits bacterial growth and or mold
    • Natural, Non-toxic, Tasteless, & Odorless
    • Bedding Booster
    • Natural Re-mineralization
    • Pest Control

    “I started using Livestock DE when I rescued my horse who had a bad infestation that the vet couldn’t figure out. Not only did it clear up his skin condition, I now use it on my chickens, turkeys, plants and I can go a lot longer between cage cleanings on our house bunny, no smell! I use it for everything! Chrissy T.

    “I did have fecal samples taken and 4 of our 6 horses had a MINIMAL worm count, 0-12 per gram.  all are pastured together and have free choice access to the DE, which I mix with Hoffman’s Horse Minerals and flax seed.  But I wormed these 2 and will have all 6 re-tested this fall. So needless to say, at this point, I’m very impressed with the Livestock DE since I hadn’t wormed them for more than a year and have been using the DE for about 6 months now. Besides the horses, I put it on our barn cat’s food, our dog’s food and put it in our breakfast smoothies. I have also managed to eliminate several ant hills on our property. I am so grateful for being turned onto this product by a past boarder of mine.  It’s so easy to use!” Lori H. Rafter Horse Boarding

    “Started to dust my horses this last spring with Livestock DE!  Wow, does this stuff work great!  No ticks, seems to act as deterrent too. We started feeding it free choice to our horses out in pasture, they love it! I could tell the first week they were really deficient, because they wouldn’t leave it alone. Our horses are healthier, shinier, have stronger hooves and more contented. Once I started to see the benefits, I use it all over the barn, it economical, safe, and love that its a natural choice.” Maureen K.

    “We’ve used Livestock DE for years with our cattle. The cost savings, no lice or flies, they self-dust. The cows seek it out—why use anything else?” N. French Superior Cattle Sales

    Daily Recommended Food Grade Livestock DE Feeding Rates

    Kittens ½ Teaspoon
    Cats 1 Teaspoon
    Puppies ½-1 Teaspoon
    Dogs <35lbs 1 Teaspoon
    Dogs >35lbs-100+lbs 1 Tablespoon
    Cattle, Dairy Cows, &Hogs 2% Of dry Feed Rations or Free Choice
    Chickens, Fowl 2% Of Dry Feed Rations
    Goats, Sheep &Camelids 2% Of Dry Feed Rations or Free Choice
    Horses ½ to 1 Cup mixed in Daily Rations as a Top Dressing or Feed Free Choice
    Humans 1-2 Tablespoons

    **Horses and Ruminants can be feed Free Choice. Put in a weather protected area so it doesn’t blow away or wash away, and let livestock choose amount needed. Can be mixed into other mineral supplements or dusted onto hay.
    **Can be mixed into grain, feed, or kibble at a rate of 2lbs DE/100lbs feed or mix to fine white “coating”, it should look like grain or kibble was “dusted”

    Diatomaceous Earth is an anti-caking and feed flow agent, and feed additive not to exceed 2% of ration.
    Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, it is not a substitute for a physician or veterinarians advise. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any food chemical codex uses of Diatomaceous Earth other than those approved by the EPA, FDA, or USDA are based on others reports.

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