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Herentals, Belgium, 2014/05/30 - Kemin earned the Innovation Award in the animal health and nutrition category for its Lipid Evaluation Test at VIV Europe, an international tradeshow for animal husbandry and processing, May 22 in Utrecht, Netherlands - Kemin.com.
Kemin was one of four exhibitors selected for the award among 40 innovations showcased. The winners were determined by votes from the more than 20,000 visitors.
“We are pleased to have received this award as it draws attention to the importance of lipid nutrition and its impact on animal production,” said Dr. John Springate, president of Kemin Industries’ animal nutrition and health division in Europe. “The Lipid Evaluation Test is particularly innovative because it effectively evaluates the nutritional and quality profile of lipids, providing the industry with tools that were once not readily available.”
Launched in March, the company’s Lipid Evaluation Test is a customer service tool to better assess the oxidative quality and nutritional value of oils and fats in feed. The service provides nutritionists with accurate lipid profiles containing the apparent metabolizable energy (AME) values and oxidative status and potential in order to improve applications and combat unwanted variations of oils and fats in animal nutrition.
“Today, the feed industry is confronted with a wide variety of lipid sources, and similar to many raw materials, these sources are prone to large variations in their nutritive value,” said Dr. Tom Verleyen, marketing director of Kemin Industries’ animal nutrition and health division in Europe. “Traditionally, nutritionists analyzed oils and fats using the standard energy value, which our researchers have found to be quite different from the actual values. With the Lipid Evaluation Test, nutritionists can work with their Kemin representative to ensure they have accurate, reliable numbers.”
An expert in lipid nutrition, Kemin provides solutions and resources that extend beyond its Lipid Evaluation Test. Last week the company published Total Nutrition™, Lipid Digestion and Absorption in Animal Nutrition, which consists of innovative papers on lipid nutrition, digestion, absorption and quality for nutritionists, feed and animal producers. The book aims to provide insights and strategies for how to optimize lipid digestion to ultimately improve profitability.
In addition, Kemin offers LYSOFORTE®, which has been shown to reduce nutritional energy differences and enhance the utilization of energy from oils and fats in combination with an antioxidant program; therefore, leading to improved feed conversion ratios and lower production costs.
To take advantage of Kemin Industries’ innovative lipid nutrition services or solutions, contact your Kemin representative or Tin Marien at tin.marien[.]kemin.com or +220.127.116.11.60.
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Kemin (kemin.com) provides “inspired molecular solutions” specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where approximately 500 specialty ingredients are made for the global feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has nearly 2,000 employees and operates in more than 90 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
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