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Feed Quality and Production Resources

Welcome to a resource center for feed quality and production. Kemin has been involved in the feed quality space for decades to provide effective solutions to our customer's problems.

What is feed quality? High-quality animal feed retains its nutritional value and visual appearance from the day it is harvested until the day it is consumed. Maintaining the nutritional value and quality of feed takes more than just proper handling and storage practices. To maintain feed value, producers must look for additional solutions such as fat and oil stabilizers, acid stabilizers for hay, forage inoculants and grain and feed storage enhancers.

Here you will find resources to educate and equip yourself on feed quality!


Webinars

Optimizing Feed Production - Part 1: Improving Pelleted Feed Quality
  • Adam C. Fahrenholz, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University
  • Kurt Rosentrater, Ph.D. - Associate Professor in Biological and Process Engineering and Technology, Iowa State University


This webinar will help you:

  • Understand dietary physical characteristics that should be considered for pelleted feeds
  • Choose conditioning parameters
  • Optimize the process considering efficiency and feed physical and nutritional quality
  • Deal with feed ingredient variability while maintaining quality

 


Optimizing Feed Production - Part 2: Pelleting for Maximum Performance
  • Wilmer Pacheco, MSc., Ph.D. - Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Auburn University
  • Sarah Goodgame, Ph.D. - Poultry Nutritionist, Provimi-Cargill Animal Nutrition - North America


This webinar will help you:

  • Learn how pelleting feed improves nutrient delivery, reduces feed sorting and wastage
  • Gather practical ways to increase feed intake, improved feed efficiency and increase production performance

 


Optimizing Feed Production - Part 3: Making Pellets Efficiently
  • Dr. Charles Stark, Ph.D. - Jim and Carol Brown Professor in Feed Technology, Kansas State University
  • Phil Wellhausen - Applications Manager, California Pellet Mill


During this seminar participants will learn:

  • How small changes in formulations can enhance pellet quality
  • New technology to help make better quality pellets with less energy
  • How to enhance pellet quality in high bolume feed mills

 



 

Resources

Managing Feed Quality is Key for Optimizing Feed Efficiency

With today’s skyrocketing corn, soybean, fat and oil prices, judicious management of feed costs is more critical than ever. The problem is the cost of a feed ingredient may not accurately reflect quality, nutritional value or return on investment. Profit-robbers in feed – molds, mycotoxins, oxidation and more – may be stealing valuable nutrients from feed, thereby reducing your animal’s efficiency, and negatively impacting your operation’s bottom-line.

Fat, Feed and Oxidation

The hot summer weather is beginning to wind down now – but it’s always a good time to ask, “how is my fat looking?” Monitoring the quality of your incoming fat sources is the primary step in effective fat management. The impacts of oxidation are irreversible, so it is crucial to begin with high-quality fat and then maintain that quality. Oxidized fat that has been negatively impacted by heat, light and oxygen can have a damaging impact on your animals. This impact can be seen across performance, health and nutrition through decreased growth, immunity challenges, loss of energy content in the fat itself and an array of other issues.

Visit our species-specific feed quality pages for more resources!

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