Going antibiotic free?

It’s time to RETHINK litter, the foundation of profitability.

In the era of antibiotic-free production, house management starts well before placement. It starts by managing litter from the floor up, not the ceiling down like conventional wisdom taught.

ABF profitability starts with litter. And healthy litter starts with PLT. Read the paper now.

The Role of Litter in Successful Antibiotic-Free Operations

With the increasing number of antibiotic free (ABF) broiler facilities, there are a lot of opinions about how to be successful. While there are varying opinions about products that can take the place of antibiotics for improved health and growth promotion, much of the industry is in agreement that without antibiotics the role of house management becomes more crucial for success.

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PLT is the Litter Management Tool Producers Rely on Most in Antibiotic-Free Environments

Trusted Performance, Sustainable Practices

Beyond performance, producers trust Jones-Hamilton’s practices and dedication to sustainability.

A Life Cycle Assessment showed the product’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from lower energy use — plus a lower CO2 impact from smart production and distribution practices.

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 Expert Advice

Producers trust our representatives to deliver advice based on decades of hands-on litter management. We’re in the field every day.

Safe Around Chicks

PLT is the only litter amendment safe enough to be applied with chicks in the house or at any time during growout.

Consistent Activation

PLT is known for its consistent performance, regardless of house conditions. Since it’s hydroscopic, it will pull moisture from the air and litter so activation happens in any conditions—wet or dry.

Lowers pH

PLT drops the pH of the litter to below 4.0, creating an environment that is hostile to the growth and survival of pathogenic bacteria, but favorable for healthy bacteria.


PLT’s main ingredient has been added to the Safer Chemical Ingredients List, as part of the EPA Safer Choice program. Unlike sulfuric acid, sodium bisulfate is Generally Regarded as Safe, follows the principles of Green Chemistry and is non-corrosive.

Complete Ammonia Control

Ammonia levels as low as 25 PPM can cost producers 19 points of weight per bird*. PLT binds the ammonia in the litter for the life of the flock to eliminate ammonia-caused challenges to performance and profit.

*Miles et al 2002

“I used PLT as a pad acidifier on a farm that had poor feed conversion and low weights since construction. The previous 4 flocks averaged 3.82 lbs. with a 1.76 feed conversation, but after applying PLT to the pad the flock averaged 4.13 lbs. with a 1.69 feed conversion.  I would recommend this to any grower that is having trouble!” 

– Walter Henson

“I began to see lower grades and mortality spikes due to Cellulitis/Dermatitis. My Jones-Hamilton rep developed a program that helped eliminate any mortality spikes due to Dermatitis in my last four flocks.”

– Paul Kvistad

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