March 13, 2014 — More and more dairy producers are using GO2 to improve cow health and enhance milk production. GO2 is a chlorine dioxide sanitizing solution that has two powder parts blended together to make a 4,000 parts per million (ppm) solution. The solution is injected into any sanitizing application to hose down and clean equipment.
“A lot of these lines have a good layer of slime…which is a medium for all sorts of bacteria and viruses to grow. This product totally cleans those lines up,” GO2’s Jon Leppke said. “It takes the slime out and in one week those lines are spotless.”
Leppke says G02 serves as a very effective sanitizing solution, so if a cow happens to “do its business” on the milk machine or the hook-up claws, producers will have a sanitizing solution in the drop hose that will sanitize the whole area.
“Most of my customers have noticed great gains,” GO2’s Mark Pedro reported. “They’re noticing fewer levels of bacteria in the water. They also noticed it’s a lot safer on the rubber and the equipment, and increases the longevity of equipment.”
Both Leppke and Pedro emphasized that GO2 is not a glorified bleach as it only contains one part chlorine.
“It is not anything like a bleach product,” Pedro said. “This chlorine dioxide actually has about 260 percent more oxidizing strength in what your bleach product has.”
It is also safer to use than other cleaning solutions. One gallon of GO2 at 4,000 ppm concentration and a dosage rate of 0.1 ppm will disinfect 40,000 gallons of drinking water.
“The amounts used are a lot less, so it is not as hard on your employees’ hands, it’s a lot safer to use,” Leppke said. “To a certain part per million it is even safe to drink…and a very green product also.”
Producers who use GO2 also save water because they only need one rinse, so it saves a cycle during wash-up. Another benefit is the extensive list of applications where GO2 can be used. That’s great news for producers because there are many areas that need sanitizing, like drop hoses, sprinkler pens, barn pressure washing, calf hutches, and calf bottles just to name a few.
“Pretty much any area on a dairy that needs sanitizing, GO2 is a very good product to consider to use” Leppke said. GO2 has helped both small and large operations, from 20 show cows to a 20,000 cow dairy. It has also resulted on a great return on investment.
“Most chlorine dioxide on the market has to be made by a chlorine dioxide generator, which range in cost from $20,000 – $80,000” Leppke reported. “The beauty about GO2 is that it’s a two part powder mixed into a sealed container…and no generator is required.”
If you are interested in more information, go to: GO2dairy.com. Type in “DairyLine” in the promo code to receive a discount on your first order.