Herd Home Hygiene

Graymont’s hydrated lime is a versatile material. The product's high alkalinity can be used as part of a wider cleaning regime to improve sanitation and hygiene in New Zealand herd homes and animal pens.


Hydrated lime can be used to help control viruses, bacteria and parasites, as well as to absorb urine and significantly reduce odors.

Hydrated lime is highly alkaline and should only be applied after understanding and following all safety guidelines and practices, including using the correct personal protective equipment as noted on the product Safety Data Sheet. Hydrated lime should be applied carefully and only used where it will not come into direct contact with animals, for example beneath bedding materials. A thorough risk assessment should be conducted prior to handling hydrated lime and all potential hazards appropriately managed and controlled. 

The practice of using hydrated lime in this setting relates to New Zealand only. Please contact our sales team to enquire how hydrated lime can assist in this application. 

Did you know?

Limestone is composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) and/or the mineral dolomite (calcium and magnesium carbonate) along with small amounts of other minerals.