From Challenge to Opportunity: Moisture Management and Grain Treatment for Sustainable Agriculture
Increasing attention to climate change has created a renewed focus on preserving and using native grains. Harvesting - moisture management and storage of grains provide both challenges and opportunities. Therefore it is crucial to look at grain treatment. Grain treatment increases harvest windows, reduces carbon footprint, and optimises grain yields whilst maximising grain quality and minimising risks from moulds and pests. The above can generate > 10 euro/tonne revenue than dry/drying.
We have many experiences with treating stored grain with our Myco CURB ES liquid and there are many important advantages, some key points can be found here:
· Stored grain treated with our Myco CURB ES liquid solution produces up to 3 times less CO2-eq per ton of grain, in comparison to other grain storage methods- aerated and dried.
· Treated grain is safe for the environment in comparison to other grain storage methods.
· This solution means improvement in the quality of livestock feed and this significantly impacts the performance and growth of livestock.
· The use of Myco CURB ES liquid results in reduced mould growth and nutritional losses, minimises the risk of mycotoxins, and prevents insects (mites) in the grain — all resulting in the superior quality of stored grains, which in turn enhances the development and performance of ruminants and other livestock.
All-in-all, at Kemin we believe it is crucial to adopt optimal grain storage practices which enhance animal production and environmental sustainability.
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Myco CURB: Leading the Way in Mould Inhibition for Feed and Feed Ingredients
We are proud that Myco CURB the global leader in mould inhibition for feed and feed ingredients and our commitment to partnerships, innovation and forward-thinking sets us apart.
Continual innovation is at the heart of our approach. Through our expertise, we provide proven solutions that extend the shelf-life of your feed and ingredients, reduce waste, and enhance profitability.
Learn how Myco CURB inhibits mould contamination
Customer-centric support and monitoring tools
Accurately assessing the quality of grains at harvest and during storage is the key to gaining a comprehensive understanding of their condition. At Kemin, we recognise the importance of quantifying and analysing samples, to create concrete data that can be used to evaluate risks, track changes over time and manage these factors effectively.
In our measuring and tracking, we focus on quality parameters, such as:
. Total Mould Count (TMC)
. Water Activity
. CO2 stress/ stability testing
The Kemin Customer Laboratory Services (CLS) team has dedicated specialists who annually examine the quality of hundreds of grain, feed, and feed raw material samples used in livestock production.
This has resulted in a database of information, which helps us to uniquely understand the factors and risks present, along with techniques, tools, and solutions to best approach and manage these risks.
This strategy helps us continue to grow and learn with you, working towards continuous innovation and improving our solutions to provide the most effective approach.
Learn more about CLS
Our Kemin Application Solutions team provide unique application technology, expertise and services, to help maximise the efficacy of the GT programme. The Kemin Application Solutions team includes experienced engineers and technicians that help to install, maintain and optimise customer application equipment, ensuring our solutions meet your performance goals.
Learn more about KAS
At Kemin, we pride ourselves on tailoring solutions to your specific situation and requirements during harvesting. With over 60 years of experience in the feed industry, we have gathered extensive knowledge and data, whilst still recognising that every situation is different and may require a unique approache. If you have a question about our harvesting solutions, please contact us via email here.