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Your Reputation is in the Bag

When customers open bagged feed, what they find inside can make or break your reputation.

Poor feed quality puts everyone's reputation on the line

The unique challenges of bagged feed

Keeping bagged feed fresh and nutritious can be challenging. Common feed practices and environmental changes can lead to spoiled feed. And spoiled feed can cause a host of animal health problems — and damage to your customers’ trust in you.

The damage caused by spoiled feed goes beyond your reputation. The market loses millions of dollars in retail profit each year due to returned feed. Implementing a mold inhibitor for bagged feed in storage is key to reducing this risk. With research-backed lines of mold inhibitors, Kemin offers quality solutions to protect your feed.

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Effects of spoiled bagged feed

Mold and mycotoxins can negatively affect animal health, causing:

  • Lowered immunity
  • Oxidative stress
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Colic in horses
  • Reduced feed intake and feed refusal

Health issues lead to concerns, such as:

  • Lowered nutrient absorption and impaired metabolism
  • Reduced fertility
  • Decreased weight gain
  • Diminished milk production in cattle and small ruminants
  • Lowered egg production in poultry

What can cause feed spoilage in storage?

1. Heat: Bagged feed can be exposed to heat during transportation and in warehouse and on-farm storage, and from heating that occurs with mold and bacteria growth.

2. Moisture: While poly-woven or poly-lined bags provide a barrier for condensation, moisture can become a problem in bagged feed because of humidity, improper storage, temperature fluctuations, exposure to precipitation, high-moisture ingredients and more.

3. Time: Feed can sit in warehouses, on store shelves or on the farm for far too long. Feed purchased for seasonal sales may remain in storage for four to six months and spoil. The same problem can occur when feed isn’t properly rotated on store shelves with older feed brought to the front.

Kemin mold inhibitors can help protect feed

Kemin is recognized in the feed industry for pioneering nutrient preservation in feed using blended organic acids for controlling mold growth. Over the years, Kemin tested, evaluated and perfected various combinations before arriving at the formulations for Myco CURB® and Feed CURB®.


Myco CURB Liquid is a blend of organic acids formulated to inhibit mold growth in processed feed ingredients, complete feed and total mixed rations (TMR). It contains a blend of 65% propionic acid with sorbic and benzoic acids that inhibits the typical mold growth found in grains or processed grains during storage, handling and export shipments.

Learn more about Myco CURB Liquid


Myco CURB Dry is a blend of three powerful organic acids. Like the liquid formulation, Myco CURB Dry contains antioxidants and surfactants to enhance the efficacy of mold control.

Learn more about Myco CURB Dry

Feed CURB Dry

Feed CURB Dry is a dry mold inhibitor that uses a combination of four organic acids to inhibit the growth of mold and wild yeast in complete feeds and processed or flaked grains. Additionally, Feed CURB Dry helps prevent ration heating caused by fungal growth.

Learn more about Feed CURB Dry

Kemin value-added services make a difference

Beyond providing leading-edge solutions to protect feed, Kemin experts are here to support you with feed protection in any way we can. Look to us for dedicated application and lab support or even expert marketing support to help you assure your customers are getting quality feed.

  • Kemin Application Services (KAS): Without safe and efficacious application, it doesn’t matter how good the applied product may be. That’s why the KAS team partners with you to develop and support custom application systems, including designing, fabricating, installing, and providing on-site guidance for operation and safe handling. The team of experienced engineers and technical experts also provides ongoing maintenance services as needed.
  • Customer Laboratory Services (CLS): This team of experienced scientists provides dedicated laboratory support to ensure Kemin ingredients meet your performance goals. We partner with you and Kemin sales and technical service staff to provide chemistry and microbiology testing services.

Questions about mold inhibitors for bagged feed or how to implement best practices for feed storage? Contact your Kemin representative today.

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