April 26, 2016

26/04/2016: Dr Eckel: 3 reasons why you should use MoldCid

Feed such as corn and silage as well as by-products and compound feed is very valuable and well worth an effective protection against microorganisms to maintain its high quality, Dr Eckel says
Animal feeds generally contain mould spores and bacteria which originate from raw materials, storage facilities and equipment. Toxic metabolites produced by some species of mould can cause clinical disturbance and disease.

Mouldy feed can lead to diarrhoea, anaemia, mycotoxicosis and other diseases which in turn reduce animal performance and as a consequence the economical profit in animal production. Therefore preservation with MoldCid increases the efficiency of animal and feed production and helps to reduce feed costs. The profitability of animal production increases. MoldCid from the product group 'protection' of Dr Eckel shows various unique benefits.
  1. MoldCid gets the best out of your feed and protects it
  2. MoldCid shows reliable effects 
  3. MoldCid is safe to handle during processing
Protect the high quality of your feed
MoldCid guarantees a reliable and powerful preservation of grain and other raw materials during harvest and feed in the feed mill and on the farm. MoldCid acts against a broad spectrum of microorganisms and yeast. The protection of feed with MoldCid is profitable and allows to get the best out of the feed.

Due to the effective composition of ingredients, MoldCid reaches different stages of preservation. Liquid combination propionic acid and ammonium propionate shows a positive effect on pH-value while admixture in feed. Solid propionates remain active over a long period, assuring the long-term effect. Siliceous earth gets active at the end of the storage and binds mycotoxins. The specific mineral carrier assures an even distribution on the cereal grain. The water activity will be increased. This effect enhances the preserving performance. An additional benefit: no additional technical investments are necessary for the application of MoldCid.


Scientifically proven: Reliable effects against yeasts, moulds and enterobacteriaceae
MoldCid demonstrated in several research trials that it works very excellently against microorganisms in a wide pH-range and is especially active against yeasts and moulds. The organic acid based preservative penetrates through the cell walls of the microorganisms and dissociates. The cell tries to maintain a physiological pH and has to expend energy which eventually leads to its death.

Grain is naturally contaminated with yeasts and moulds when harvested. The degree of contamination is dependent on the moisture content of the feed. Preservation with MoldCid showed a distinct effect on reducing moulds and yeasts in barley.

Enterobacteriaceae can also be reduced by the application of MoldCid (Fig. 1). Consequently, the feed hygiene is improved over a prolonged storage time.MoldCid combines the advantages of propionic acid and its ammonium and calcium salts enhanced with surfactants in combination with a synergistic carrier system.

Safety first: MoldCid protects staff and feed

The protection of staff, feed and equipment is an important criteria when evaluating mould inhibitors. MoldCid does not react with other active ingredients in the feed and has a high content of active ingredients. Straight formic and propionic acid in contrary are corrosive. The use of non- or less corrosive products as MoldCid is certainly a superior option. MoldCid is easy to handle and has no acrid smell. Furthermore iron and concrete materials in the production system are less affected by corrosion. This makes MoldCid safe to handle, despite its high concentration of active components. Due to the innovative two-phase production process, MoldCid is free-flowing and easy to handle, applicable also in silos.

Do you have any questions regarding successful and cost-effective preservation with MoldCid? Please contact:

Dr Eckel GmbH
Daniela Martin
Technical Sales
Tel: +49-2636-9749-47

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