Best handling properties for your business – MetAMINO® | Evonik

Best handling properties for your business – MetAMINO® | Evonik

November 2, 2019 3 By Ewald Bahringer


Like all animals, livestock such as pigs or chickens need amino acids for optimal, healthy growth. One of the most important amino acids is methionine, which can be added to feed as dry methionine DL-M or as liquid methionine hydroxy analog MHA-FA The handling of these two methionine sources is quite different, and one of them is much easier to handle. DL-M comes in dry form that is easy to transport and can be stored in handy 25 kg bags, big bags, and full bulk silos while MHA-FA requires the difficult handling of heavy barrels. Or sophisticated and expensive handling systems. And since DL-M is significantly more effective than MHA-FA, It takes 35 percent less of the product to reach the same animal performance. This means that less of the product needs to be moved, stored, and processed. Instead of three MHA-FA full truck deliveries, you need only two truckloads with DL-M. MHA-FA is a highly acidic and corrosive. It requires special caution
and equipment to ensure the health and safety
of operators and the integrity of the production equipment. DL-M, on the other hand, is safe. It can be handled easily like other dry bulk ingredients in the feed mill and doesn’t wear down equipment. DL-M is added right at the beginning of the mixing process and mixes perfectly with the other dry components along the entire mixing cycle. Liquid MHA-FA, is added later in the process and requires more time to dose It tends to form lumps with dry feed components, so the mix becomes inhomogeneous. Unlike DL-M, MHA-FA can cause significant deposits within the production equipment. Residues of the mixing ingredients
can easily stick to mixing tools and inner surface of the mixer trough and clog the pipes and nozzles. Whenever such encrustations break loose, they may be carried over to following batches and cause cross-contamination, inaccurate dosing, and a much higher need for cleaning and maintenance. Adding dry additives ensures precise dosing, homogeneous distribution within the feed, can save mixing time, and ultimately increase throughput of the feed mill. It’s up to you to decide which of the two methionine sources is the best choice for your business.