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Gains from the dosing of additives in liquid form in balanced diets – Part 1

Gains from the dosing of additives in liquid form in balanced diets – Part 1

Nutritional and technological additives in balanced diets have been one of the most developed fronts in animal production chains nowadays. Many of these additives are produced by fermentation or chemical reactions and have the liquid form as their final presentation, either in aqueous or oily form with fat-soluble vitamins.

Most of the amino acids, enzymes, and vitamins are in liquid form and, for logistical reasons, need to be transformed into granulated or powdered form. Once in powder or granulate form, they are packaged in paper or plastic for easy delivery in small volumes.

Paper and plastics are often not included in reverse engineering systems. As some technicians currently say, if your product left something to be thrown away, it is “incomplete”.

When we consider the dosage of additives in liquid form, we will be saving one or more production steps in the production plants, making the additive even more viable in the formulation of diets.

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Currently, one of the champions of dosing in liquid form are sources of Methionine Hydroxy Analogs, which are estimated to supply more than half of all monogastric feed production globally, reaching 80% in some countries.

Liquid Choline Chloride is another additive that also enjoys wide acceptance and brings important technical motivation, which is the additive removal from the Premix mixtures because it is very hygroscopic and highly reactive to minerals, triggering reactions with the other additives of the premix.

Líquid Lysine gained intensive attractiveness because it seeks maximum competitiveness in costs and technical benefits generation in the formulation of feed. For example, the exercise of the Ideal Protein seeks the concept to precisely meet nutritional requirements, even with the constant search for alternative raw materials to corn and soy. Other additives such as enzymes and vitamins have sophisticated solutions such as post-pelletization dosing, seeking to minimize the aggressive effects of high temperature and pressure.

Other additives such as enzymes and vitamins have sophisticated solutions such as post-pelletization dosing, seeking to minimize the aggressive effects of high temperature and pressure.

The benefits of dosing liquid additives directly into the mixers are many, including:

1) Greater precision in dosage;

2) Less waste and packaging;

3) Less unmixed feed or greater homogeneity:

Mixers usually have their efficiency and mixing time checked at least annually, which is also suitable when we have a new macro ingredient in the formula. Fine particles and additives usually get into this classification because they exhibit a segregate ability during transport and internal storage in the feed mill, or even in transport to the farm and also, a little more critically, in the automatic feeders inside the farms. This non-uniformity in the mixture can impact the performance variability between animals of equal batches. Additives in liquid form have a stable distribution and contribute to the adhesion of other microparticles in the other fractions of the feed.

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