Consolidated alternative to organic acids and fungal inhibitors with Alquermold Natural
The natural preservative is presented as a unique solution for the control of fungi and bacteria that cause feed degradation
The preservation of grain and balanced feedÂ is a key element to maintain its nutritional and microbiological quality. It is based on the control of microorganism (fungi and bacteria) that cause the degradation of feed.
Classic methods use products based onÂ organic acids,Â usually defined as fungi inhibitors. In recent years,Â natural alternatives have been described for the preservation of feed and raw materialsÂ that eliminate microorganisms and keep feed in optimal conditions in a short and long term.
An example of this is theÂ natural preservativeÂ of Biovet S.A.,Â Alquermold Natural,Â a product based on natural extracts that has demonstrated its efficacy in several trials, both as a bactericide and feed preservative.
Conventional products: Why should you replace them?
Organic acids or fungi inhibitors are the most commonly used preservative in animal feed. They areÂ bacteriostatic and fungistaticÂ products that inhibit the growth of microorganisms, without eliminating them. The microorganisms are able to adapt and reuse them as an energy source, soÂ the efficacy of these products decreases over the time.
On the other hand, itsÂ spectrum of action is reduced: an organic acid it is only effective against a specific group of microorganisms. For this reason, the products usually combine at least two different organic acids, which expand its spectrum of action, but also increase their dose.
Usually, this reduced spectrum makes necessary to add substances such asÂ formaldehydeÂ (toxic and carcinogenic) for the control of pathogens such asÂ Salmonella, among others, since organic acids do not completely eliminate them.
Finally, we should not forget that these products are acids, that is,Â corrosive solutions that are dangerousÂ for workers and damage machinery.
Therefore, there is a need to find innovative methods for feed and raw materials preservation that allow maintaining the conditions of feed in a short and long term and, in this way, ensure its nutritional and microbiological quality.
Alquermold Natural as a unique solution to feed preservation
The trials carried out withÂ the natural preservative of Biovet S.A., Alquermold Natural,Â demonstrate that it is an effective preservative with marked advantages over the use of conventional products:
Its spectrum of action is wide, with a single product, bacteria, fungi and yeasts can be controlled. It also eliminates the need to use other products such as formaldehyde. In addition, since it is a bactericide and fungicide,Â Alquermold Natural completely eliminates microorganisms and it is effective for long-term preservative effect (up to six months).
It is a natural product, based on plant extracts with a known amount of active molecules, whichÂ is not harmful to workersÂ or machinery.
Alquermold Natural validated as a preservative for animal feed
Alquermold Natural has been tested in multiple trials against bacteria, fungi and yeast both in plate and in substrate (raw material and balanced feed). The results have shown that it has a high inhibition index.
In summary, the natural preservative is presented as anÂ effective alternative to organic acidsÂ since it has multiple advantages: it has a wide spectrum of action, completely eliminates microorganisms and is not corrosive. Furthermore, the use of this fungicide has demonstrated its effectiveness in preserving food in a long term.