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Diatomaceous Earth 15kg

  • Sku: 2525
  • Vendor: Wanneroo Stock Feeders
$81.65 AUD
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In Animal Health

  • Diatomite fines has also had a long and successful history of use with cattle, sheep, goats and alpacas as well as cats and dogs.

  • Anecdotal evidence and empirical observations indicate that a dosage rate of around 2% by weight of the feed ration given over a period of 1 to 2 weeks at a time can have a significant beneficial effect on and animal nutrition.

In Agriculture

  • Diatomite has a growing use in agriculture. For a long time it has been used as an addition to ammonium nitrate fertilizers to prevent caking and ensure even spreading.

  • It is important as a carrier for other agricultural products, particularly fertilizers.

  • Enhances beneficial fungal activity when blended.

  • As a seed coating to enhance seed survival and provide silica.

  • As a lick block component to provide dietary silica.

  • To supply “Plant Available Silica” to depleted soils.

  • Our diatomite fines is the perfect product for stock feed supplementation. This food grade product has been used for many years by the poultry industry.

In the Building/Manufacturing Industry

  • Fine diatomite can be used as a filler, particularly where a light-weight inert filler is required.
  • It is frequently added to paints, varnishes, lacquers, paper, plastics asphalt, fertilizers, welding rods, printing inks, sealing compounds, explosives and matches.
  • The low thermal conductivity of diatomite makes it one of the best insulators over a wide range of temperatures. It is also used as a mild abrasive.
  • As a powder, paste or suspension, it is employed in metal and car finish polishes, toothpastes, powders, soaps, scouring compounds and match heads.
  • Diatomite is used in the manufacture of alkaline earth silicates and is also important in the making of pigments, ceramic glazes and as a pozzolanic component in concrete
  • An important use of diatomite is as a support or carrier for catalysts, as a promoter of reactions, in emulsion breaking, in settling out processes, and in foundry operations.
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Diatomaceous Earth 15kg