The objectives of feed supplementation are to manufacture medicated feeds whose concentration in active ingredients fulfils with two criteria: conformity and homogeneity.
Conformity is defined as consistency between active ingredient theoretical and actual mean concentrations in feed. Conformity can be impacted by degradation of the active ingredient during feed manufacture or during storage.
Rising costs of raw materials increases the demand for product optimization and yields. Now, the means of accurately controlling the moisture content within a batch flow process has been finally breached within industry. DSL Systems Ltd has teamed up with Intelscan to provide moisture measurement and control as an extra in the AutoPilot4Feed package.
The feed hygiene Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 presents a legal foundation for the production of safe feedstuffs. The regulation applies to primary production and puts the spotlight clearly on grain storage since grain is an important potential source of contamination in the food chain with the risk of exposure of consumers to the contaminants. The Regulation says that cereals operators must control hazards (mites, moulds, mycotoxins, …) with the potential to compromise feed safety.