Livestock and poultry producers and feed manufacturers alike put significant effort into ensuring feed products reach animals at their full nutritional potential and quality. To help producers and manufacturers maintain finished animal feed integrity, Kemin has developed additional solutions to aid this goal. By researching and developing a variety of organic acid blends and mineral flow-agent formulations, Kemin now offers a line of products to inhibit mold and wild yeast growth, extend storage life, reduce total mixed ration (TMR) heating and more within animal feed.
The issue of mold and mycotoxin contamination in grain and feed ingredients has existed since grain was first cultivated. Mycotoxins are performance-robbing, organic residues produced by certain mold species. Even low doses of mycotoxins can cause animal health problems. Ammo CURB is a cost-effective mold inhibitor for processed feed ingredients, complete animal feeds and TMRs. Available in dry and liquid formulations, Ammo CURB may be added to complete feed, feed ingredients and TMR to help maintain stability of feeds during relatively short-term storage.
Feed is the single largest cost input in production and moldy grain costs money, time, productivity and undue stress. Knowing this, Kemin tested, evaluated and perfected various organic acid combinations before arriving at the formulation for Myco CURB. Myco CURB contains propionic, sorbic and benzoic acids blended together with surfactants for better dispersion and an effective buffer for added equipment safety. Since launching Myco CURB in the 1980's, this non-corrosive mold inhibitor changed how feed and feed ingredients are handled. By controlling spoilage organisms, Myco CURB gives producers a cost-effective management tool to increase production by wasting less feed in their operations.
Mold inhibitors, like Ultra CURB, are often used within the livestock feed industry to reduce TMR heating when environmental conditions exist to promote microbial growth. Ultra CURB may be used on processed feed ingredients, complete animal feeds and added directly to the TMR to maintain finished animal feed integrity. Ultra CURB is made up of a highly concentrated, synergistic blend of multiple organic acids designed to target wild yeast growth in addition to mold growth.
The ingredients used in Ultra CURB were carefully selected to provide broad spectrum control of the spoilage organisms most often found in TMRs. Ultra CURB also extends the shelf-life of complete feeds, which contain a relatively high moisture percentage.
KALLSIL is a dry anti-caking aid and non-nutritive carrier used for further manufacturing of livestock and poultry feeds. Anti-caking products like KALLSIL are added to keep feed free-flowing during manufacturing processes. It can improve the flow of feed ingredients and complete feeds by helping to prevent material doming, bridging and hanging to the sides of the feed bin, a problem often caused by moisture in feed. The active ingredients in KALLSIL include a mineral called zeolite, with sodium and calcium aluminosilicate components. Zeolite has been shown in research to bind the harmful metabolites of certain mold species.1 KALLSIL has also demonstrated efficacy in reducing performance losses in livestock and poultry operations.
Kemin pioneered the use of blended organic acids in the feed industry. Since committing to the prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked certifications at its Des Moines, Iowa, manufacturing facility in February 2013, Kemin has remained a leader in the production of safe, quality ingredients. The recognition also reinforces the company's investment in good manufacturing practices and food safety long before those standards are required by the industry. Kemin offers a wide range of nutritional solutions for raising healthy animals by understanding customers want to raise healthy livestock and poultry while also returning a profit.
1Zhu, Y., Y. I. Hassan, C. Watts, and T. Zhou. 2016. Innovative technologies for the mitigation of mycotoxins in animal feed and ingredients: A review of the recent patents. An. Feed Sci. and Technol. 216:19-29.
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