If you work with hay, you know what a challenging task it can be. Hay can lay in the field for a long time before you get a chance to bale it, and that lost time presents a great opportunity for that hay to decline in quality. You need to beable to bale your hay at moisture levels greater than 15 percent to reduce leaf shatter and curing time and enjoy softer stems and more protein-rich leaves, which improve digestibility.
To get those moisture levels, you need forage treatments that can inhibit microbial growth and deterioration of hay during storage. Kemin and foragSMART have those treatments. Our FRESH CUT® Liquid is a hay preservative to protect your high-moisture level baled hay. It is an organic acid blend with extremely strong surfactants that effectively battles mold strains while buffered to avoid corrosion and protect worker safety.
Our special formulation ensures a more complete distribution of the blend which penetrates deeply into the hay to protect its quality throughout the process of getting your hay to its final destination.
We also have foragSMART solutions for those who are struggling with silage preservation issues when it comes to animal feed. Our Silage SAVOR® liquid uses the power of organic acids like propionic acid to maximize silage preservation and fight mold growth. Silage SAVOR is a premium blend of three such acids, giving you wide-ranging spoilage control and favorable fermentation with a rapid pH drop for silage stability.
Benefits of the SMART Program for Animal Feed Preservation
We recognize that success in the animal feed world relies on great feed and great products for preserving and protecting that feed as well as great support. The benefit of working with Kemin’s liquid programs is that not only do you get rigorously tested, high-quality feed protection and preservation products, but you also get the benefit of the services of the SMART Advisory team. SMART Advisory team services are a full solution package that includes:
1. Application Engineering Technology
We strongly stand by our liquid programs, and, as you can probably imagine, the way for you to get the most out of them is through proper application. That’s why when you order our liquid products, you’ll also get the benefit of our team of highly-qualified engineering experts who will work with you with customized equipment, training and education. We'll make sure your team knows the optimal way to apply these products.
Our top-trained Kemin engineers will help you choose the right application equipment, support field trials with demo equipment, provide you with ideas on application rates, locations and process development, complete a comprehensive site visit, be available to quickly respond to any issues that arise after installation and more.
2. Customer Laboratory Services
In addition, when you use our liquid program, you’ll also have access to our Customer Lab Services (CLS) teams. Our CLS teams have state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that allows us to put our scientific expertise and problem-solving skills to work for you fast. From microbiology-related tests to physical and chemical tests to lab scale simulation trials and many other scientific services, Kemin and CLS will bring you the laboratory support you need to maximize feed benefits.
Services our CLS teams can provide include:
· Product inclusion level and equipment calibration verification
· Ingredient and product troubleshooting
· New ingredient and product development assistance
· Analytical support, applied research and quality control support
· Advanced method development
Having these resources and more at your disposal will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you have all of the resources you require to make sure your feed quality and process is as strong as it can be.
3. Technical Services
Finally, part of the SMART Advisory team that will join forces with your team includes our dedicated technical services team. The technical services team fills any gaps in your feed knowledge or problem-solving resources left by the application or lab teams. Our technical services team supports protocol development and coordination with unmatched knowledge regarding our products and the industry in general. Our technical services team can easily provide you with useful recommendations for elements like product usage and inclusion rates.
Our technical advisors give you information on everything from protocol development and trial coordination to deep technical product knowledge and program information to new data updates, inclusion rate advice, risk assessment and process scale-up testing.
We want your business to be as successful as possible in this industry, so we urge you to take advantages of our SMART Advisory team services whenever possible. Our application engineers and technicians are located throughout the region for your convenience and for quick access to our services whenever you need them.
Revolutionize Your Feed with Kemin Today
Unlike other feed treatment companies, Kemin is a complete solution, with the right products, the right support and the right personnel to make sure your feed is as clean, safe and high-quality as it can be. If the quality of your feed is important to you and if you have challenges with keeping that quality high when storing or transporting feed, you need Kemin.
To find out more about how our services can benefit you, please contact Kemin today.