Premixes are widely utilised in the animal feed industry to facilitate the uniform dispersion of micro ingredients in a larger mix, such a finished feed. Premixing in general has become so routine when formulating feed rations, that this important specialty area is often overlooked.
In light of this, the Vitamin Premix Clinic (VPC), a unique program BEC Feed Solutions offers to its customers, was developed to enhance and revitalize the level of understanding and appreciation for vitamins and premix ingredients. The VPC is an exclusive workshop where you will have the opportunity to look closely at:
- Stability and mixability of vitamins, minerals and other ingredients
- The roles of carriers, diluents and binders in premix formulation
- Vitamin sources and properties
- Premix manufacturing processes and technology
- Tour of the premix manufacturing facilities
In addition, the clinic is geared for hands-on activities. In our laboratory you will have an opportunity to investigate the chemical and physical properties of vitamins, other feed ingredients and premixes, such as: hygroscopicity, solubility, particle size, bulk density, flowability, segregation and microscopic characteristics.
The Vitamin Premix Clinic is conducted approximately 3 times a year at our head office and premix manufacturing facility in Carole Park, Queensland. It takes 1 1/2 days to complete the program which is lead by Monette Swanson, our Quality Assurance Manager. To facilitate learning and networking opportunities we have a maximum of nine participates in each clinic.