Agriculture and farming is a significant growth market for South African manufacturer Pratley, which will display its full range of adhesive and mineral products at two independent stands at this year’s Grain SA NAMPO Harvest Day from 16 to 20 May.
Products on display from Pratley’s mineral division include Pratley Clinomix® livestock feed additive, which provides increased non-protein nitrogen (NPN) for ruminants and results in a major reduction in odour and faecal moisture. It is also a highly effective mycotoxin binder that improves the flowability and anti-caking of feed. Another major feature is that it effectively alleviates acute and chronic diarrhoea and/or scouring in high-density feedlots and farms.
Pratley Clinoxin® is a broad-spectrum mycotoxin binder particularly suited to the poultry industry. It controls mould proliferation and selectively binds mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins, in contaminated animal feed. It also has the major benefit of reducing ammonia levels and faecal moisture in poultry houses. Both Clinoxin® and Clinomix® are registered remedies with the South African Department of Agriculture.
Grolite® is a unique, perlite-based mineral used extensively as a horticultural growing medium. It allows for improved fertiliser efficiency to boost plant health and growth. It also promotes water drainage while retaining the required moisture, leading to healthier plants and increased crop yields.
Products on display from Pratley’s high-performance adhesive division include those used for general repair, farm maintenance, and specific repairs of agricultural and mechanical equipment. Along with its traditional high-performance epoxy adhesives, putties and acrylic products, Pratley will also showcase new additions to its Superglue range and RTV Silicone Gasket Maker. Many of Pratley’s adhesives are world-first products.
“NAMPO is an extremely important showcase for us, especially in terms of the cooperatives that service the sector,” comments Pratley Marketing Director Eldon Kruger. “The benefit of products such as Clinomix®, Clinoxin®, and Grolite® is that they assist farmers in keeping their input costs as low as possible while increasing yields.”