Mississippi Lime products have become the Standard of Excellence in many other applications not previously discussed. Some other market applications include: Leather Tanning – The chemical treatment of animal hides requires several steps to produce a finished piece of leather that has the desired look, feel and strength to meet consumer’s expectations. One of the most important chemical treatment steps utilizes a slurry of Standard Hydrated Lime to remove the animal hair from the hides.
CalCarb® Ag Stone calcium carbonate (limestone) are used to adjust the pH of soil to provide improved growing conditions thus improving crop yields. Feed Grade Limestone (F1) is used as a calcium additive for animal mineral feeds and as poultry grit.
Pulverized limestone is applied to ceilings, walls and floors of mines as a slurry or dry powder in order to improve mine safety by deactivating the combustibility of coal dust. CalCarb® C2 Coal Mine Rockdust is the product of choice.
Alkaline treatment of agricultural residue (i.e. corn stover, wheat straw) with lime enhances digestibility and nutritional value allowing for the replacement of a substantial portion of grain in cattle diets. Using lime-treated corn stover also eliminates the need for additional calcium supplements in a ruminant’s diet. Lime treatment results in significantly lower feed costs and improved profitability for cattle producers as well as a residue management opportunity and additional revenue stream for grain farmers. Visit stovercal.com.
Parks & Recreation
Ground calcium carbonate is used for marking or lining various ball fields, including baseball, softball, football and soccer. CalCarb® AFM Athletic Field Marker is the product of choice.