Nutritional solutions are essential in preventing performance issues before they occur. To support the agricultural community, Kemin invests millions of dollars in research to improve animal health and performance and increase producer profitability.
Kemin focuses on the following key nutrition platforms:
Across species and diets
Producers worldwide face the challenge to balance feed costs and animal productivity. Improving the digestion and absorption nutrients from feed can help animal producers achieve both efficiency and profitability. With the nutritional tools LYSOFORTE® and KEMZYME® Plus, Kemin offers opportunities to increase nutrient digestion and absorption in poultry and Swine.
Managing production costs while maintaining an efficient animal production can be challenging. Better nutrient digestion and absorption improves animal growth and contributes in this way to a more profitable production of animal protein products. In addition, the increasing global pressure on animal protein standards emphasises the importance of the quality and composition of meat and eggs entering the market. By improving nutrient digestion and absorption, LYSOFORTE assists producers to achieve better yields and increase meat and egg quality.
The preservation of fat quality in feed is extremely important. First of all, because its direct impact on shelf life of feeds, but also and not less important, on their nutritional properties. In fact, it’s well proven that oxidized feeds have a reduced digestible/metabolised energy value, deliver lower level of essential nutrients, as for instance polyunsaturated fats or liposoluble vitamins
A good oxidation control program starts from stabilization of premixes and sensitive feed ingredients (fat and oil primarily, as well as protein meals). An extra addition of an antioxidant to final feed is fundamental to preserve their quality, since they remain sensitive to oxidation process due to:
· Presence of lipids in raw materials usually not stabilised (i.e. grains or certain meals)
· Production processes able to act as initiator of the oxidation process (i.e. high temperatures)
· Presence on formula of ingredients with pro-oxidant activities (i.e. certain minerals)
· Need to stabilise active ingredients highly sensitive to oxidation (i.e. vitamins or pigments)
Research shows that superior milk and meat production in ruminants requires consistent protein sources. We know ruminants perform best with an amino acid balanced diet with methionine and lysine. Producers and nutritionists are constantly working to find cost-effective and bioavailable protein sources for use in their rations. Kemin, in Europe, thanks to its Kemin Amino Acid Program, supplies the best rumen protected amino acids with LysiGEM™, LysiPEARL™ and the best technical service, to support these goals and keep dairy cows healthy and productive.
The transition period is extremely important in determining future health, milk production, and reproductive success of the dairy cow. This period is from three weeks before calving to three weeks after calving as the cow transitions from the dry period to the milking herd.
Cows that fail to transition successfully into lactation are vulnerable to a host number of problems which occur just after the calving. The fundamental productive and reproductive disorders during the transition period are divided into three principle axes: A) Disorders related to energy metabolism B) Disorders related to mineral metabolism C) Disorders related to the immune system. Discovering answers to the issues confronted by the dairy agriculturists has been one of the thought process of Kemin scientists. Balancing pre-calving diet for cation and anion balance (DCAB) and optimizing liver’s health during transition phase can significantly reduce the metabolic disorders mentioned above.
In Kemin Transition Management Program, we have highlighted the tools to balance DCAB in pre calving diet with NutriCAB™ and solution for optimizing liver’s health with CholiPEARL™ to maximize the farm efficency and profitability.
Trace Minerals are required by all the animal species. In general, the concentration of trace minerals (Zinc, Copper, Manganese etc) present in most of the animal feeds is inadequate for growth, milk production, reproduction and reproductive performance. If trace mineral requirement is not met, deficiency symptoms are likely to occur. Poor bioavailability of various minerals and also mineral’s interaction create the necessity for use of highly bioavailable sources of minerals among feed producers, premix producers and farmers. In Kemin Mineral Management program, we have highlighted the basic selection criteria of minerals which is based on Solubility, Dissociation, Absorption and Retention. Thanks to KemTRACE™ for qualifying the criteria and providing most economical per gram bioavailable mineral.