What is Klinofeed?
Klinofeed is a silicate of sedimentary origin from the group of clinoptilolites (heulandite).
The special preparation of Klinofeed activates the extraordinary binding properties of the product. To optimize hydration and dehydration processes, the product is subjected to a complex drying process. During this process, the water bound in the crystal lattice is evaporated and thereby optimized in its water absorption capacity. The increased storage capacity for H2O molecules effectively reduces the “free water” in sole and mineral feed, as well as in premixes.
Klinofeed is also ideally suited for use in TMR mixtures.
In addition to improving the flowability, oxidative processes that negatively influence the quality of the feed are also reduced.
Due to its very fine crystal grid structure, Klinofeed has an enormously large active surface to which various ions can be bound extraordinarily firmly.
Clinoptilolite of sedimentary origin is approved under the identification number 1g568 as a technological feed additive according to the regulation (EC) No. 1831/2003 in the functional group 1g – binder and in the functional group 1i – release agent.
The dosage of Klinofeed in feed improves the technological properties such as mixability, as well as the formability and looseness of the feed.
The shelf life and flowability of the feed are positively influenced, since free water is effectively bound for the growth of bacteria and fungi and thus there is better protection against microbial spoilage and oxidative processes in the feed.
Klinofeed has been successfully used for more than 25 years to improve technological properties in the compound feed industry and on farms.
Special additional effects of Klinofeed
Klinofeed brings technological advantages in all feeds, e.g. as a binding agent for pelleted feeds or as a separating agent for meal-based feeds. Due to the possibility of absorbing water into the cavities of the crystal grid and binding it very firmly, the proportion of free water in the feed is reduced. This is particularly advantageous for feed mixtures that are more susceptible to oxidation.
Recommended use for pigs, cows, cattle, calves and poultry:
» Dairy cattle: 100 – 200 g per animal/day (0.5% – 1% of complete feed)
» Calves: 10 – 25 g per animal/day (1 % of complete feed)
» fattening cattle: 50 – 100 g per animal/day (0.5% – 1% of the complete feed)
» pigs (breeding sows, piglets, fattening pigs): 1% in complete feed
» poultry (broilers, turkeys, laying hens): 1% in complete feed
» Horses: 1 % in complete feed
» To improve the flowability of the feed 1
» Improvement of pelletising capacity: 1 %.
Klinofeed can be added to complete feed up to 10,000 mg/kg.
Klinofeed is approved for all animal species! (EU Regulation 651 2013)
Listed in the farm equipment list for organic farming in Germany
Technical data sheet: click here