Quality, variability and value of feed ingredients can have a significant influence on diet costs, animal performance and an operation’s profitability. This is especially true when it comes to oxidation in feed which can negatively influence the nutrition, health and performance of livestock and poultry.
NEGATIVE IMPACT OF OXIDATION:
Protecting feed from oxidation starts with using high-quality lipids and feed ingredients. However, storage factors like moisture, temperature and time can deplete diet nutritional value and lead to formation of toxic free radicals which may negatively influence gut health. To minimize the adverse effects of oxidation, antioxidants should be used. Antioxidants sacrifice themselves to protect high-cost ingredients – fats, oils, vitamins and more – from oxidation, thereby offering producers a cost-effective way to maintain ingredient quality and limit oxidation risks.
Kemin-developed antioxidant systems provide an efficacious stability solution for various types of fats and oils over other single-component antioxidants. Kemin antioxidant solutions contain a synergistic blend of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, metal chelators to bind metal ions and oil-based carriers to ensure optimal homogeneity in the fat or feed matrix.
To help producers meet their unique oxidation solution needs, Kemin offers a diverse portfolio of synthetic antioxidant systems for fats, oils, premixes and complete feeds as well as natural antioxidant alternative products in both dry and liquid formulas. By partnering with Kemin, customers are provided with services to evaluate the quality of current fats and oils to help ensure their diets provide the energy and nutrients needed for optimal animal performance.
RENDOX® liquid antioxidants are formulated specifically for treating commonly used rendered fats and oils. Each RENDOX product contains a unique, synergistic blend of synthetic antioxidants, metal chelators and oil-based carriers which help prevent lipid oxidation thereby prolonging shelf-life and ensuring fats and oil maintain their optimal nutritional value and palatability.
ENDOX® antioxidants are formulated specifically for the treatment of finished feeds (ENDOX Dry) and premixes (ENDOX 5X). Each ENDOX product is a combination of an inert carrier coated with a synergistic blend of synthetic antioxidants, metal chelators and surfactants which adequately distributes throughout feed to protect feed from fat oxidation, vitamin degradation and more.
NATUROX® is a synergistic blend of natural-mixed tocopherols for superior free radical absorption, plus emulsifiers and chelators for complete protection against autoxidation. Recognized as the industry-leading, natural antioxidant system for livestock feed, NATUROX offers a complete line of liquid and dry products to stabilize a wide variety of fats and feeds.
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