Africa MycoCURB Benefits Animal Feed
Moulds can produce several toxic metabolites known as mycotoxins, which are food contaminants.
Safe grains, oilseeds, and compound feeds are prerequisites for safe food. Furthermore, good animal performance can only be achieved with hygienically safe feedstuff.
The Spoilage System
Storage of grains, oilseeds, and feeds are dynamic ecosystems in which living organisms (grains, insects, mites, moulds) and a non-living environment (temperature, moisture level, and migration, condensation, oxygen) are interacting with one another, with bio-deterioration as the result.
The consequences of bad storage
The balance of essential nutrients such as vitamins and amino acids will be disturbed and the energy content reduced. Mycotoxins will have a negative impact on food safety and public health, and will also have a significant impact on animal performance and productivity.
Good Storage Practices
Four steps are considered critical for the successful storage of feed and grain:
- Drying appropriately
- Cooling adequately
- Monitoring properly with required corrective actions
- Using Myco CURB
Myco CURB is vital to prevent spoilage in storage grains, oilseeds, and compound feeds, and achieve long-term feedstuff storage stability. That way the product assures successful storage and contributes to food safety.
The application of Myco CURB is a well-established practice in feedstuff. Myco CURB is a very effective mould inhibitor, preserving grains from mould and mite contamination. Stabilisation of the grains and oilseeds with Myco CURB secures the optimal nutritive value in the feed material and provides a natural insurance system.
Myco CURB has been specifically developed by Kemin to give optimum results in feed storage. Myco CURB® contains several ingredients that act synergistically to give a powerful mould inhibiting effect.
Myco CURB is “user friendly. With a pH close to neutral, it is safe for workers to handle.
The efficacy of Myco CURB not only depends on the composition and mode of action but also requires essential services such as:
- Product Application Engineering Systems
- Laboratory Analysis Monitoring Reports
- and Technical Field Support
These services, provided by Kemin, will give suitable support and advice on all relevant topics. This ensures that an optimum feed safety and preservation programme is implemented and maintained efficiently.
The use of Myco CURB for feed storage contributes to feed safety and effectively prevents contamination.
Myco CURB makes a fundamental contribution to feed hygiene by suppressing the growth of mould, thus restricting the potential production of mycotoxins, the total mould counts and mites are drastically reduced and controlled.
Myco CURB contributes significantly to the success of Good Storage Practices, minimising the risk of grain deterioration and adjusting the protection in accordance with the risk factors.
Myco CURB provides merchants and farmers with an economical alternative processing solution at harvest for cereals and oilseeds. It is possible to harvest the grain at the optimum ripening time, giving more flexibility.
The treated grain stores safely and has an extended shelf-life after further processing. If the cereal is rolled, the appearance is ideal and robust for coarsely mixed diets.