In the course of marketing our Fossil Shell Flour as an anti-caking agent, we have been astonished by the benefits claimed by long-term users. They are as follows:
|Dogs under 50 lbs.||2 teaspoons|
|Dogs over 50 lbs.||1 Tablespoon|
|Dogs over 100 lbs.||2 Tablespoons|
|Cattle||2% by weight of dry ration|
|Calves||4 grams in morning|
2% by weight of dry ration
|Chickens||5% in feed|
|Goats||1% in grain|
|Hogs||2% of weight in feed ration|
|Horses||1/2 - 1 cup in daily ration|
|Sheep||1% in ground grain|
Our customers have built our business by recommending our products to their friends. The customer who has used the product the longest is Frank Zimmerman of Tucson, Arizona--there is no way of guessing how many people use Fossil Shell Flour because he recommended it to them. Over 30 years ago, in Kansas, he fed it to his dairy cows and all other animals one would find around a farm. After selling out and moving to Arizona, he feeds it to the Quarter horses he raises on his A to Z Farm. And he freely recommends it to all his contacts. His operation has fly and odor under control and his animals are worm free. Anyone wishing to talk to Frank is free to call.
The next longest use we know of is James Hussey (deceased). Mr. Hussey used the Fossil Shell Flour over 28 years on his dairy herd. He wrote us two testimonial letters 25 years apart, detailing the benefits from adding Fossil Shell Flour to his rations. Mr. Hussey was President of the Arizona Dairyman's Association for many years and exhibited his stock at the Arizona State Fair for 70 years. The City of Phoenix grew up around his dairy, but he had no fly or odor problems and the benefits to his animals and his business was very positive. Anyone wanting copies of his letters is welcome to request them from us.
Dr. Phillip Schaible, while heading the Department of Poultry Sciences at Michigan State University, made a study of European literature regarding adding Diatomaceous Earth to dairy cows' feed and made the following report [please contact us for a copy]:
"Contains 15 trace minerals important to animal diets, DE mixes well with all feeds while guarding against insect damage. Prevents worms and keeps virus epidemics from developing. Saves albumen, destroys harmful acids, safeguards the stomach. Improves health and growth of young animals Causes better digestion, allowing animals to absorb a higher percentage of protein from its regular diet."
Dr. C.S. Hansen, D.V.M., with some 8,000 chickens, kept half on regular diet, added Fossil Shell Flour to the other group. The Fossil Shell Flour group immediately had a lower death rate, egg production went up, and egg breakage went way down. His profitability went way up.
Dr. H.D. Johnson, D.V.M., Saskatchewan Vet Clinic, Canada, worked with 2,000 calves for two years without a single case of scours, using Fossil Shell Flour. He says, "using Fossil Shell Flour, we have been able to eliminate vaccines and antibiotics."
Dr. M.F. Petty, D.V.M.: "The use of Fossil Shell Flour gave immediate elimination and control of worms, stopped pigs from rooting and chewing feeder boxes, reduced manure odor, greatly reduced fly population and increased feed efficiency. Really improved profitability."
Capitol South Syndicate by Dan Miller, manager: "Feeding Fossil Shell Flour to my show and race horses, stallions, mares, foals and horses in training, we have seen improvements in their hair coat and their attitude. Flies and parasites are less of a problem."
Leslie "Shorty" Thomas, Trainer, L Frank Roper Stables, Winter Garden, Florida: "I have been actively engaged in training some of the finest walking horses in the country for the past 15 years. I take pride in the appearance and health of the horses under my care, which have won many national awards against stiff competition. I am constantly on the alert for products I feel can improve their health and condition. I am grateful to have found Fossil Shell Flour and here is why: It stopped scours, noticeably reduced flies, increased appetites, better feed conversion, eliminated internal parasites and created a healthier appearance. I would definitely recommend this product to other horsemen."
Johnnie Firestone on sheep: "We were losing one sheep every three days from the fringe tape worm in the bile duct. We started feeding the animals Fossil Shell Flour, mixed with salt and cotton seed meal. Within two weeks the dying stopped. Since that time we have lost two sheep, but not from worms. To say that I am sold on Fossil Shell Flour is a rank understatement. I suggest to anyone, 'just try it. It does not cost much!'"
Michigan Department of Agriculture made a laboratory study of internal organs from a cow using Fossil Shell Flour five years and found no visible evidence of abnormalities.
University of Illinois, referring to tests run on dairy cattle fed 2% of Fossil Shell Flour in their rations, stated there was no apparent harmful effect and that there was no evidence of the DE in the milk.
Frank Mead of Overgaard, Arizona, using Fossil Shell Flour on a variety of animals has done some tests, keeping excellent records and with detailed pictures that show the benefits that can be expected from the use of the products. Frank and his wife welcome inquiries. Please call us to obtain the contact with them.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
U. S. A.
Alhambra, CA 91801, USA