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New Grain Syndrome Solutions by Kemin

New Grain Syndrome Solutions by Kemin

Introducing Kemin's New Grain Syndrome Solutions, an innovative, multifaced approach to optimize the potential of new season grains. Our comprehensive solutions, as outlined below, includes the power of antioxidants, ensuring optimal performance and carcass quality while preserving nutritional composition. 

Our solutions include the following:

    ●       PARADIGMOX® — The power of antioxidants

    ●       Kemzyme® PLUS & Myco CURB® — For NSP degradation and mold         inhibition

    ●       Our 3-pronged approach to achieving optimal grain results

    ●       Managing oxidation

    ●       Oxidation control solutions

    ●       Our mycotoxin solutions

    ●       Customer Laboratory Services (CLS)

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PARADIGMOX® — The power of antioxidants

Grinding newly harvested grain triggers oxidative reactions, however, our antioxidant, PARADIGMOX®, effectively reduces peroxide values. As part of our solutions, we also address non-starch polysaccharide degradation and viscosity reduction with a multi-enzyme blend while combating Aspergillus spp. molds and mycotoxin production with a potent inhibitor. 

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Kemzyme® PLUS & Myco CURB® — For NSP degradation and moldinhibition

Our second recommendation is the use of Kemzyme® PLUS, an effective NSP-degrading enzyme. This multi-enzyme blend combines various enzymes to ensure the broadest range of NSPs is degraded. By reducing the gel-forming properties of NSPs, digesta viscosity decreases, leading to increased gut throughput and mitigating the negative performance effects of high NSP content.

In addition, we strongly advise using an effective mold inhibitor to prevent the formation of Aspergillus spp. molds. Unmanaged mold growth can result in mycotoxin production, compromising your feed's quality and nutrient value. Safeguard your feed's integrity and maximize its potential by incorporating our recommended mold inhibitor, Myco CURB®

Our 3-pronged approach to achieving optimal grain results.

To ensure optimal results and mitigate substantial profitability losses, our 3-pronged approach simultaneously tackles all three causal agents indicated below. This powerful combination offers an efficient solution to a complex situation.

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  1. NSPs and Improved Grain Quality. Newly harvested grain contains higher levels of non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) than stored grains. Research shows that NSP content decreases over time due to natural degradation by endogenous glycanases. This reduction in NSPs helps alleviate issues like reduced feed intake, hindered gut throughput, and growth performance losses.
  2. Digesta Viscosity and Nutrient Absorption. Diets high in NSPs increase the viscosity of digesta, forming gel-like substances that hinder efficient nutrient degradation and absorption by endogenous enzymes. This leads to reduced feed intake and compromised performance.
  3. Mold Presence and Mycotoxin Production. Agitation of grain during harvest and grinding activates mold spores, particularly Aspergillus spp., which can produce harmful mycotoxins like aflatoxin. Aflatoxin negatively impacts animal performance, causing reduced feed intake, diarrhea, liver damage, poor reproductive performance, and an increased risk of leaky gut.

Managing oxidation for optimal animal performance

A key mechanism in New Grain Syndrome is a primary oxidation reaction triggered by the grinding process. This stimulates endogenous lipoxygenase activity, oxidizing free fatty acids in the grain and increasing peroxide value.

Feeding diets containing oxidized components has consistently shown to reduce feed intake and performance. Moreover, the consumption of oxidized feed increases in vivo oxidative stress, which can have significant negative health effects.

By understanding and effectively managing these three mechanisms mentioned above, producers can overcome the challenges associated with grain quality and ensure optimal animal performance, even when utilizing newly harvested grain.

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Our oxidation control solutions

Understanding and managing oxidative parameters and mycotoxin contamination is crucial for ensuring optimal animal health and performance.

At Kemin, we offer a comprehensive range of services to address these critical aspects, empowering animal nutrition and health professionals with valuable insights and solutions:

1. Oxidative parameters

    ●       Peroxide values (PV),

    ●       Thiobarbituric acid values (TBA),

    ●       Oxidative Stability Instrument (OSI)

    ●       OXITEST

    ●       Antioxidant recovery


2. Nutritional parameters

    ●       Free fatty acids (FFA),

    ●       Ratio unsaturated vs. Saturated fatty acids (U/S) (fats & oils).

Various secondary toxic metabolites, known as mycotoxins, produced by fungi or molds, can negatively affect animal health and performance. The seasonal dependent prevalence of mycotoxins in different feeds and feed raw materials makes it very critical for each animal nutrition and health professional to have a mycotoxin evaluation program in place. 

Our mycotoxin solutions

Kemin’s Mycotoxin service portfolio includes on-farm raw material evaluation testing, profound laboratory service on finished feed and feed raw materials products, and mapping out the prevalence of mycotoxins today based on targeted animal species, raw materials, and region:

1. On-farm mycotoxin raw material evaluation

    ●       Rapid testing

    ●       A quick and effective way of raw material screening

    ●       Prediction of the requirement of mycotoxin binder


2.Profound finished feed laboratory services

    ●       Various mycotoxin evaluation

    ●       Variety of matrices

    ●       Specific and precise measurements

    ●       Full mycotoxin risk assessment


3.Mycotoxins today

    ●       Thousands of mycotoxin analysis

    ●       Regional mycotoxin data

    ●       Seasonal mycotoxin data

    ●       Risk assessment

    ●       Benchmarking

Partnering with you to enhance animal performance

To optimize animal performance, understanding the impact of external factors on diet oxidative quality is crucial. At Kemin, our Customer Laboratory Services team conducts annual examinations on livestock production samples to assess their oxidative status. Variations in raw materials and the presence of enzymes like lipoxygenase play a significant role.

Our comprehensive analysis reveals substantial variation in nutritional and oxidative quality. Regular evaluation of oxidation status is recommended as part of a quality management program.

Implementing our customer-centric services provides you with valuable insights, ensuring effective management of oxidative quality for optimal animal performance.

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