In the latest issue of All About Feed we explain how a certain type of liquid methionine can reduce corrosion in the feed equipment and we talked exclusively to William Scrimgeour, COO and President of Zinpro.
Corrosion is a major concern for the feed mill manager. It reduces the equipment’s lifespan and increases maintenance interventions. Because this phenomenon correlates to the presence of water, there is a belief that the presence of liquid ingredients, particularly acids, is the cause of corrosion. According to Adisseo, this is a mistaken belief and industry researchers point to several parameters that influence the risk of corrosion. The French company therefore executed some trials with their D,L-HMTBA (liquid methionine) to test its usage in the mixer. It was shown that it didn’t lead to corrosion, regardless of building material (mild or stainless steel). Read more about these trials on page 11 of this issue.
In this issue, All About Feed learned more about the history and mission of Zinpro. This US company started its business 45 years ago, and throughout all those years has kept its focus on performance trace minerals. Current COO and President William Scrimgeour explains: “We have studied the essential trace minerals for 45 years now. We have gained many insights, but we keep on learning. This is because trace minerals affect many functions and systems in the animal’s body. Take zinc for example, a trace mineral that plays a role in more than 300 enzyme systems (immune system, cell production, wound healing among others). Considering we have multiple animal species to study, including the many production stages that require different approaches; you can imagine that we are just tipping the iceberg of what we know about trace minerals.” Read the full interview on page 8 of this issue.
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