High commodity prices increase benefits from improved milling efficiency
Dramatic rises in feed raw materials costs during the last 12 months have doubled the financial benefits of using Maxi-Mil® to increase milling efficiency and improve feed quality according Anitox.
A world-leader in milling efficiency and feed/food safety solutions, Anitox had calculated that the net financial value of using Maxi-Mil® to a mill which produces 150,000 tonnes of poultry/pig feed annually has increased from US$160,000 to US$310,000. The company, which developed and manufactures the product, says the figure reflects the benefit of lower production costs together with the value of replacing moisture lost through evaporation during processing, to which can be added the value of any gains resulting from increased mill throughput.
Simon Carlton of Anitox, states: “Maxi-Mil® is a unique, flexible product which answers a number of manufacturing issues and produces a range of benefits across the full range of poultry, pig and ruminant feeds. The product was originally developed to enable feed mills in Asia to reduce moisture loss in finished feed and increase the storage life of bagged products by inhibiting mould development. Sharp rises in raw material, electricity and other manufacturing costs have forced feed manufacturers to do everything possible to minimise production costs and maximise feed sales.
“In an increasingly competitive marketplace Maxi-Mil® provides feed manufacturers with a number of major financial and competitive advantages. Global research and extensive field trials in over 50 countries have demonstrated that all types of feed mills can benefit significantly from using the product in major areas of production, whether through improved moisture retention in finished feed, higher product quality, reduced power consumption or greater mill throughput.
“Feed manufacturers are continually looking to produce more consistent and higher quality products, a key part of which is to achieve consistent moisture content. Moisture loss is inevitable during manufacture and has a direct impact on feed quality, production and profitability and not just in hot climates. By enhancing the conditioning process through optimal heat transfer and by more effectively binding moisture Maxi-Mil® reduces shrink/process losses by 0.85%, lowers pellet press electricity use (kWh/t) by 13%, depending on the type of ration being produced, improving their carbon footprint significantly, reduces die and roll costs by up to 36% and can improve pellet durability by 3%, thereby reducing fines and potentially enhancing animal performance.
“Independent data produced by the International Research Institute of Feed Technology (IFF) at Braunschweig-Thune in Germany confirmed the significant commercial and production benefits of Maxi-Mil® across a range of livestock diets. Maxi-Mil® also ensures that meal is better-conditioned and easier to pellet, thereby reducing the potential for blockages and enabling the mill to operate at closer to its rated capacity.
With 35 years experience in antimicrobial and mould-control technology in livestock feeds and raw materials Anitox is at the forefront of the industry in terms of supplying products which provide safe feed to protect the health of livestock and consumers. ISO 9001:12000 and GMP+ Certified, the company has a strong Research & Development programme and a pipeline of new products which are at the cutting-edge of technology. These will further increase Anitox’s business in existing markets and take it into new areas, helping livestock producers, feed manufacturers and food producers to meet future demands and challenges.
Further details about Anitox products are available at www.anitox.com
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1. Founded in 1977 by research chemist Dr. Bob Bland, Anitox is based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA and has key regional offices/operational centres in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, together with Asia Pacific. An international corporation, Anitox is a pioneer in the field of antimicrobial products, developing and manufacturing a range of antimicrobial preservatives for animal feeds, feed ingredients and foodstuffs for human consumption. In 2007, a majority shareholding in Anitox was purchased by The Riverside Company, a leading private equity investor. Since then Anitox has invested significantly in the business.
2. The Anitox product line includes: Termin-8® and Monoprene bacterial control agents, Maxi-Mil® milling efficiency program, MonoProp® and Punch Plus mould control agents, together with Blue Royale water treatment and Sorb-It aflatoxin binder. Through its Research and Development Centre, Anitox develops new products which are at the leading edge of technology. The business has an international network dedicated to providing top-quality products which are supported by the best technical service, engineers, laboratory technicians and customer service representatives. Anitox is ISO 9001:12000 and GMP Certified.