Except for a conservative organic broiler production that has not gained much popularity in the country because of its economic and manpower plus mechanism challenges, considerations, the use of Humic Acid as a dietary supplement among broiler chicken production has gained great impact in the industry today. The rampant use of antibiotics that has deemed detrimental to the health of the consuming public has become one of the most relevant consideration why people, especially the growers has shifted to safer ways of broiler production. Confronted with many issues including viral outbreaks and bacterial infections, among others, farmers and growers have nothing else but to resort to the use of antibiotics than to lose the entire grow regardless of its health effects to human consumers.
Nowadays, the regular health and feeding programs in the broiler production include the use of antibiotics in any forms. If given a chance of checking on these programs, antibiotics are included regularly as a part of the preventive measure for the possible infection within the grow period of broilers. In the short-term broiler
production that usually lasts 28-30 days that targets 1.3 kilogram average per head, the inclusion of these antibiotics of three to four types and kinds has been associated with the program. When asked, the farm owners always reason that these antibiotics are actually given prior to the outbreak for prevention, which is not the actual purpose of giving antibiotics to the animals. So when is the right time to give antibiotic? It is only given to a specific occurrence of a disease. Each antibiotic is specific to a kind of infection as a treatment and not a preventive measure as to the use of a vaccine. Antibiotic use would not be necessary when the animal does not have an infection or any disease occurrence that requires a specific treatment of such. Thus, when the animal is totally normal and healthy due to proper nutrition, supplementation and immunity plus vaccination, antibiotic would be irrelevant. So the aim of producing antibiotic-free chicken meat is an ideal and is very achievable for as long as the health and the immunity of the stock is secured.
Considering the antibiotic residue in the chicken meat causes great effects to human consumers, it causes serious illness to human. Though it has not established a concrete evidence, but it has been strongly believed that the increase in cases of debilitating diseases and carcinomas is attributed to the use of antibiotics and synthetic materials that are rampantly used in the animal production for meat purposes including broiler production. One of the reports mentioned the development of the antibiotic resistance as a global public health crisis. It poses a serious threat to public health globally. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths in Europe and US areas and more than 2 million people from that same area develops drug resistance infection each year due to the “antibiotic bug” leading to more than 10 million mortality among human every year worldwide.
So, what must be the solution? Antibiotic-free broiler production is one of the promising solution among other animal production with the use of Humic Acid (Grand Humivet). In one of the studies conducted, antibiotic-free broiler production has made successful by merely using Humic Acid (Grand Humivet)as a dietary supplement to a 12,000 head broilers since day one to day 30. It has been known, that the stocks/chicks checked-in are somewhat defective due to a scarcity of supply during those times. High mortality on the first 3 days has been observed because of the chick condition of those times. But by the use of Grand Humivet to their diet elevate the immunity and resistance of the chicks thus making them thrived and recovered. Premium feeds have been given with an allocation of 500 sacks (at 50 kilograms each) for the entire 30-day growing stages. No antibiotics and other supplements given except for the Grand Humivet. During the 30-day period, no foul odor has been recorded and very few numbers of flies have been observed. Broilers are active and very prolific. Mortality is very low at approximately 1.2 % since day one. Grand Humivet is given as a water additive at a ration of 100g to 100 liters of water given routinely to the chicken. A lights-off schedule is implemented at four hours per day starting 11PM down to 3AM at an ad-libitum feeding. At the end of day 30, the broilers are weighed for harvest. The maximum weight has reached 1.72 kilograms and the minimum is 1.2 kilograms on a random sampling with an average of 1.45 kg per head. The feed consumption has been checked and observed that only 450 sacks have been consumed for the 30-day period of production. Generally, the antibiotic-free broiler production has been achieved with an excellent result using the Humic Acid (Grand Humivet) to the animal’s diet.
Humic Acid (Grand Humivet) is excellent in its organic antibacterial functions that would eliminate any infection in the period of animal’s growth and boosts production as well. It also boosts immunity by producing considerable number of T-cells that would help the animal combat whatever infection may come in the course of growing. It also boosts the production of intestinal microflora or the good bacteria that would also help in the synthesis of food in the gut thus promoting absorption, and excellent gut health. It is regenerative to liver tissues that makes it a total health package for your animal. So, whether you take the conservative organic farming or the contemporary, Grand Humivet is of great help to your animal’s nutrition needs.