Poultry Or Ruminant Feed Patents (Class 426/807)
  • Patent number: 8999645
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an isolated cellulose degrading fungus. Also disclosed are culture compositions and bioreactor compositions comprising the cellulose degrading fungus. Further described herein are filtration and extraction devices comprising the cellulose degrading fungus. Still further disclosed are bioprocessing facilities for and methods for producing co-products resulting from one or more bioprocesses of the cellulose degrading fungus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Menon Renewable Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh M. Menon, Samantha S. Orchard, Jessica Badger, David Lipson, Sara Guidi, David Newman
  • Patent number: 8993031
    Abstract: A method of making a gel-type livestock feed includes initially forming a feed mixture by mixing feed nutrient components, water, alginate, and a calcium component insoluble in water or a sequestrate to inhibit the calcium component from reacting with the alginate. Once the feed mixture is formed, the calcium component is solubilized or the sequestrates affecting the reactivity between the alginate and the calcium component is removed such that a gel feed is formed that includes a gel matrix containing the feed nutrient components. The gel feed may then be fed to the livestock. In another aspect of the present invention, piglets are weaned by feeding the gel feed for at least seven days directly after weaning. The gel feed may also include protein derived from blood with or without egg protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Purina Mills, LLC
    Inventors: Kent J. Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner
  • Patent number: 8993038
    Abstract: A mineral supplement is described herein that has a high mineral and/or nitrogen content and is capable of being formed into a pellet. The mineral supplement may comprise a heat sink that absorbs heat during processing, thus facilitating the formation of the mineral supplement as a pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick A. Jobe, Clinton B. Calk, David A. Cook, Steven J. Engelmeyer, Timothy C. Gouldie, Bradley G. Krusa, Leonardo A. Vivas Luna, Mark D. Newcomb, Brian T. Parham, Jennifer L. G. van de Ligt
  • Patent number: 8980306
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of enhancing milk production by a ruminant that includes providing a feed that contains sorbitol and at least one additional feed component, and orally feeding the feed to the ruminant, the ruminant ingesting about 100 grams, or less, of sorbitol per day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Inventor: Cindie M. Luhman
  • Patent number: 8940322
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for improving milk production in a ruminant. An amount of ruminally digestible starch in relation to the dry matter of a feed is manipulated to include a first selected ratio of ruminally digestible starch in relation to the dry matter of the feed which is fed to the ruminant during a first time interval after parturition. After the first time interval, the amount of ruminally digestible starch component in the dry matter of the feed is adjusted to a second ratio, lower than the first ratio, and fed to the ruminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Weakley, Kent J. Lanter, Lawrence F. Reutzel
  • Patent number: 8916213
    Abstract: A process for the production of animal feed additives from fermentation broth containing L-lysine is disclosed. The process does not require filtering of biomass in order to remove the biomass and produces granulated lysine of controllable lysine content with a high bulk density, low viscosity, and a low hygroscopic property which does not require the addition of an anti-absorptive substance. In this process, a lysine fermentation broth produced after slant culture, flask culture, seed process, and cultivation process is concentrated to a solid content of about 44˜52%. A product with low hygroscopicity, high bulk density, and the intended amount of contents is produced after being mixed with substances for controlling the amount of contents and granulated by coating the surface of the seeds. This process enables a production of animal feed additives having a lysine-HCl content of at least 65%, a water content of at most 3%, and a bulk density of 670±50 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: CJ Corporation
    Inventors: Youn Jae Lee, Yong Bum Seo, Seung Woo Han, Jae Hun Yu, Soon Won Hong, Gyu Nam Cho, Won Seop Choi
  • Patent number: 8883233
    Abstract: Disclosed is an animal feed composition that comprises free indole acetic acid (free IAA) or a derivative thereof. Also disclosed is a method for enhancing animal growth by feeding the animal with a composition according to the invention. Further disclosed is the use of free IAA or a derivative thereof in a method of therapy of animals in need of a growth-promoting treatment, such as immunocompromised animals, animals with a growth deficit or slow-growing animals. Disclosed is the use of free IAA or a derivative thereof for the preparation of a therapeutical composition for increasing the growth rate and/or the feed conversion rate and/or the immunity of animals in need of such a treatment, in particular, immunocompromised or slow-growing animals. A composition may be in the form of a food or feed supplement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Veijlen N.V.
    Inventors: Hurbert Jean Marie Francois Gillessen, Christian Rebiere
  • Patent number: 8877272
    Abstract: An application method of 1-monopropionine compound and its isoform 3-monopropionine being used as preserving agents in animal feeds, corns, grains, and other food materials. The monopropionine compounds are obtained by esterification reaction of propionic acid and glycerol. The product is a translucent viscous liquid composition comprising monopropionine compounds and other components, such as free acid, or certain salt forms of propionate. The generated composition can be further distilled in glycerol. The final product can take a liquid form or a powder form. 1-monopropionine compound and its isoform 3-monopropionine function as preserving agent at a low effective dosage of about 0.05 to 1% (by weight), and preferably 0.1 to 0.3% (by weight). A preferable application condition of this method is to preserve animal feeds and corns under a low (about 2% to 12%) moisture condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paulo Roberto de Lima Portilho
  • Patent number: 8846361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid enzyme, in particular phytase, compositions stabilized with a lactic acid source such as Corn Steep Liquor (CSL), and methods of producing the same. Preferred compositions additionally comprise starch and disaccharides such as lactose or trehalose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Lotte Rugholm Henriksen, Erik Marcussen
  • Patent number: 8841097
    Abstract: An edible oil obtained by culturing a microorganism belong to the genus Mortierella subgenus Mortierella in a medium containing a nitrogen source derived from soybean is discussed. The oils obtained have a low 24,25-methylenecholest-5-en-3?-ol content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Suntory Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Kenichi Higashiyama, Kengo Akimoto, Sakayu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8834945
    Abstract: A granulated phosphate composition that provides sufficient nutritional value as well as enhanced pelleting benefits, such as abrasiveness and lubricity, compared to other granulated phosphate feed products. The granulated phosphate composition includes a phosphate source, such as monocalcium phosphate, mono-dicalcium phosphate, or dicalcium phosphate, and one or more additives such as lubricity and abrasivity additives. The lubricity additive can include a sodium additive that lubricates the die during a feed milling or pelleting process. The abrasivity additive can include silica or sand that scours the die during the pelleting process. The increased lubricity and abrasivity attributes of the composition benefits die throughput and efficiency in the pelleting process, without compromising nutritional value in the final feed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: MOS Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Kane, Eddy Fontana, Lawrence Alan Peacock, Robert C. Fredere, David Lee, Charlotte Brittain, Andrea Williams, Pat Connors, Kai Hamang
  • Patent number: 8828465
    Abstract: A mycotoxin binder is disclosed characterized by 45% or more humic acid, maximum solubility of 20% at pH between 1.5 and 7.0, and an in vitro mycotoxin binding efficiency of at least 80% and preferably 90% with adsorption of at least 85% at pH 3.0 and desorption less than 10% at pH 6.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Elke Schoeters, Hankes Li, Stefaan Van Dyck, Ye Lao, Richard Snyder
  • Patent number: 8815315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving the digestibility and amino acid profile of proteinaceous animal feed products by the use of a combination of acidic, alkaline and/or neutral proteases. The selection and amounts of the proteases is based on the particular animal feed product and on the conditions of the gastrointestinal tract of the animal to be fed the treated animal feed. Use of the treated animal feed will reduce the amount of amino acid supplementation required, reduce the amount of nitrogen in animal feces, and improve the economical performance of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Lim, Fui-Fong Yong, Hai-Meng Tan
  • Patent number: 8815316
    Abstract: A method is described for improving the digestibility of a forage diet for ruminant animals. A forage, including alfalfa, Chinese wildrye, corn silage, straw silage, corn stover, ryegrass or TMR, is treated with an enzyme product having cellulase, xylanase, beta-glucanase, pectinase, mannanase and alpha-galactosidase activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kemin Industries (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Duan, Yongcai Liu, Ye Lao
  • Patent number: 8802180
    Abstract: A micronutrient supplement which is made by reacting a metal oxide, or metal hydroxide, or metal carbonate of an essential mineral and an acid and/or a metal salt of an essential mineral containing a digestible binder to form a slurry of micronutrient crystals and a digestible binder and forming agglomerated particles of the micronutrient crystals from the slurry. The agglomerated particles provide a non-dusting, free-flowing micronutrient supplement that can be produced with desired particle sizes and densities so as to be easily mixed with a variety of feed mixtures. The digestible binder in the agglomerated particles reduces the opportunity for interactions between the micronutrient crystals and other ingredients that can be present in complex feed mixtures while allowing release of the micronutrients in an animal's digestive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Heritage Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Leisure, Carla C. Jackson, Mingsheng Huang, Theodore B. Moore, Fredrick A. Steward
  • Patent number: 8728550
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions comprising an isolated cellulose degrading fungus. Also disclosed are culture compositions and bioreactor compositions comprising the cellulose degrading fungus. Further described herein are filtration and extraction devices comprising the cellulose degrading fungus. Still further disclosed are bioprocessing facilities for and methods for producing co-products resulting from one or more bioprocesses of the cellulose degrading fungus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Menon Renewable Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh M. Menon, Arul Victor Suresh, Samantha S. Orchard, Kashinatham Alisala, Jagadish C. Sircar, Sara Ingegard Hash
  • Patent number: 8715765
    Abstract: A process of treating biomass such as sugar cane bagasse utilizing practically all components of the biomass to produce livestock feed and fuel biomass. Raw bagasse is ensiled for 50-60 days, dried, mechanically separated from soil particles and ground together with plant-derived lignocellulosic materials, pelletized feed material, agricultural processing residues, or by-products at a ratio of 2:1. The resultant ground material is used as cattle feed, feed additives, fuel pellets and for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Randal Myers
  • Patent number: 8691843
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combination of antioxidants that effectively stabilize different types of fats utilized in a ruminant diet. When included in a ruminant feed ration or water source, the antioxidant combination typically increases nutrient digestion, such as fiber and protein, improves rumen fermentation, improves microbial growth, improves microbial efficiency, increases milk production and/or milk fat, improves antioxidant status of the ruminant, and attenuates the negative effects of some fats in the ruminant animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Novus International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mercedes Vazquez-Anon, Gavin R. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8658199
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide sugar alcohol to heat stressed ruminants to improve performance. During periods of high temperature or humidity, heat stressed ruminants may exhibit decreased dry matter intake, and in response, an effective amount of sugar alcohol such as sorbitol may be provided in the ruminant diet to cause performance to increase, which may include increased milk yield, improved feed efficiency or both compared to heat stressed dairy cattle without sugar alcohol in the diet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
    Inventors: Bill L. Miller, Jill A. Davidson, Cindie M. Luhman
  • Patent number: 8652547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing cores of granules intended for animal nutrition, the said cores comprising: a hydrophilic active principle present in an active content of greater than or equal to 60% by weight, at least one meltable binder, at least one plasticizer, the said process comprising (a) a first step of mixing of the ingredients, (b) a second step of extrusion of the mixture through an extruder, especially a single-screw or twin-screw extruder, equipped with one or more dies, so as to obtain rods, and (c) a third step of spheronization of the rods, the said process being characterized in that a preliminary dry co-grinding of the ingredients is performed before extruding the mixture, the said co-grinding being performed at a temperature of not more than 50° C. The present invention also relates to a process for preparing granules of hydrophilic active principle comprising the said cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adisseo France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Dollat, Véronique Chiavazza
  • Patent number: 8623434
    Abstract: There is provided pet food comprising astaxanthin and/or an ester thereof as an active component and having an effect of deodorizing excrement such as urine and feces, effects of improving sleep, sensibility such as perception and cognition, and visual sense, and an effect of treating, improving or preventing diabetes and diabetic complications. The pet food can deodorize excrement such as urine and feces, improve sleep, sensibility such as perception and cognition, and visual sense, and treat, improve or prevent diabetes and diabetic complications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Honda, Jiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8603488
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of cultivating microalgae photoautotrophically outdoors to prepare concentrated microalgae products containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) docosahexaenoic acid, two long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish oil that are very important for human and animal health. It also provides concentrated microalgae products containing EPA and DHA and purified lipid products containing EPA and DHA purified from microalgae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Parry Nutraceuticals, Division of E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd
    Inventors: Swati Sebastian Thomas, Swaminathan Kumaravel
  • Patent number: 8603551
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for improving meat, or egg production, or improving feed efficiency in poultry. An amount of GI digestible starch component in relation to the dry matter of a feed is manipulated to within defined levels or ranges, where meat, or egg production or feed conversion are optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Forage Genetics International, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis L. Novak, David C. Weakley
  • Patent number: 8603461
    Abstract: The invention provides a probiotic composition to alleviate Salmonella infection in farm animals. The composition may comprise at least one of Lactobacillus murinus, Lactobacillus pentosus, Lactobacillus salivarius sub-species salivarius, and Pediococcus pentosaceus. The composition maybe formulated as an animal feedstuff, or as a pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: TEAGASC—The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, University College Cork
    Inventors: Catherine Stanton, Colin Hill, Ger Fitzgerald, Paul Ross
  • Patent number: 8591983
    Abstract: To increase the efficiency of utilizing protein, lipid and starch by ruminants, feed and urea-formaldehyde polymer are mixed in quantities suitable for a crosslinking reaction. The mixture is heated at a temperature, moisture content and time sufficient to covalently bond the urea-formaldehyde polymer with the proteins and starches to thereby protect the proteins, starches and contained lipids from degradation by rumen microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Lignotech USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart E. Lebo, Jr., Thomas S. Winowiski
  • Patent number: 8568715
    Abstract: A method for the augmentation of immune function is described. The invention comprises a combination of ?-1,3 (4)-endoglucanohydrolase, ?-1,3 (4)-glucan, diatomaceous earth, mineral clay and glucomannan, which is fed to or consumed by mammalian or avian species in amounts sufficient to augment immune function. The invention described may be admixed with feeds or foods, incorporated into pelleted feeds or foods or administered orally to mammalian and avian species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: OmniGen Research, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven B. Puntenney, Neil E. Forsberg
  • Patent number: 8563055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ensiling agent for forage, as well as a method for ensiling forage by adding said ensiling agent to forage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hanson & Mohring
    Inventor: Bengt Gertzell
  • Patent number: 8551550
    Abstract: The invention concerns a composition based on a mixture of eugenol and cinnamaldehyde, as food additive for feeding ruminants. The composition may be incorporated in a food additive, or a salt block. The eugenol and the cinnamaldehyde may be natural or identical natural constituents. Administering the composition or the food additive increases meat production and milk production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc., Axiss France S.A.S.
    Inventors: François Gautier, Christopher Kamel, Sergio Calsamiglia, Perry Doane
  • Patent number: 8518466
    Abstract: A preparation method for selenium covered basic copper chloride includes the steps of: (a) adding crystalline basic copper chloride (TBCC), water and stabilizer in a reactor; adding sodium hydroxide solution with stirring; reacting to form a hydroxyl-modified crystalline basic copper chloride after discharge, washing, and negative pressure leaching; (b) adding the hydroxyl-modified crystalline basic copper chloride and water in the reactor, adding selenous acid with stirring; adding copper sulfate pentahydrate after reaction; forming selenium covered basic copper chloride comprising crystalline basic copper chloride, basic cuprous selenide, and basic cupric sulfate after discharge, rinsing, negative pressure filtration, and drying. The selenium covered basic copper chloride is used as feed addictives of trace elements having nonhygroscopic property, good liquidity, and stable chemical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen Hazardous Waste Treatment Station Ltd.
    Inventors: Changming Chen, Yanshen Wen, Danyang Li, Pengju Mao, Yihua Peng
  • Patent number: 8512788
    Abstract: A feedstuff and a method for inhibiting the growth of pathogens in pelleted animal feeds which increases the efficiency of the pelleting process without introducing bad odors into the feed due to butyric acid. Active ingredients include a mixture of butyrate, propionate and surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Anitox Corporation
    Inventors: Duane Marvin Kleve, James Bernard Ryan
  • Patent number: 8507019
    Abstract: A mycotoxin binder is disclosed characterized by 45% or more humic acid, maximum solubility of 20% at pH between 1.5 and 7.0, and an in vitro mycotoxin binding efficiency of at least 80% and preferably 90% with adsorption of at least 85% at pH 3.0 and desorption less than 10% at pH 6.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Elke Schoeters, Zheng Li, Stefaan M. O. Van Dyck, Ye Lao
  • Patent number: 8507025
    Abstract: A method of preparing rumen-protected carbohydrates for use in ruminant feeds by inducing the Maillard reaction between a reducing carbohydrate source and a protein source. Products made by the process and methods for maintaining or restoring blood glucose levels within the normal reference range for ruminants, especially during transition or under heat stress are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Rupca, LLC
    Inventor: Juan Pablo Russi
  • Patent number: 8445041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for improving the fat firmness and meat quality of a meat animal and/or altering the ratio of saturated fatty acids to unsaturated fatty acids in meat by administering to a meat animal (e.g., pig) a composition comprising an amount of dehydrated castor oil that is effective to improve the quality indices of the animal's meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: NPD Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick V. Bonsignore
  • Patent number: 8440218
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method of enhancing milk production by a ruminant that includes providing a feed that contains sorbitol and at least one additional feed component, and orally feeding the feed to the ruminant, the ruminant ingesting about 100 grams, or less, of sorbitol per day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Inventor: Cindie M. Luhman
  • Patent number: 8377465
    Abstract: The present invention provides feed or food products for consumption by animals or humans which include respective quantities of flax oil and non-flax carbohydrate. The flax oil and carbohydrate are mixed together and simultaneously subjected to an elevated temperature of at least about 120° F. and subsequently cooled; the flax oil is used at a level so that the final product contains at least about 5% by weight flax oil. It has been found that the products of the invention, when fed at effective levels, induce increased in vivo synthesis of desirable eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: James S. Drouillard
  • Patent number: 8318234
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mixed aqueous solution of L-lysine and L-threonine, which is industrially useful as an animal feed ingredient. The solution is stable, concentrated, and has good handleability. Therefore, a mixed aqueous solution of L-lysine and L-threonine is provided which contains L-lysine, L-threonine, and water. The solution has a viscosity of 3300 cp or less at 20° C., a pH of 10-13, and a total concentration of L-lysine and L-threonine in the mixed aqueous solution of 70 g/100 g of water or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Mathilde Crombez, François Lefebvre, Takehiko Chikamori, Loïc Le Tutour, Yasuhiko Toride, Ichiro Fuke
  • Patent number: 8309146
    Abstract: The embodiments of the Deer Attractant and Nutrient is a deer attractant and feed comprising rice hulls; calcium carbonate; manganese; copper sulfate; zinc sulfate; trace amounts of cobalt carbonate; EDDI; mono DICAL; selenium; and power sweet. Because of the balanced nutritional components of the Deer Attractant and Nutrient the product enhances overall deer growth including antler growth in bucks. The Deer Attractant and Nutrient also acts as a deer attractant, causing the deer to move toward a supply of the attractant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Roger Rudd, Edgar R. Welch
  • Patent number: 8273400
    Abstract: An illustrative method of making a total mixed ration (TMR) equine biscuit including a fibrous material and one or more nutritional supplements may include suspending the one or more nutritional supplements with the fibrous material and impregnating the one or more nutritional supplements into the fibrous material. The biscuit may have a starch content of less than 6 percent by weight. The biscuit may have a sugar content of less than 15 percent by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Harlan R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8257764
    Abstract: A ruminant mineral feed additive for dairy cattle and ruminant animals includes a unique combination of zeolite and dolomitic hydrate mineral fines that are prilled and hydrothermally reacted to produce a valuable dietary supplement for control of acidosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Zeotech Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8257774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mycotoxin adsorbent, as well as to the process for the preparation of said adsorbent. The adsorbent of the invention is based on the combination of an organic silicate with an amorphous structure and dodecylamine, that is to say, a primary amine having an apolar, linear, aliphatic long-chain of twelve carbon atoms. The invention also relates to the use of said adsorbent in feeds for the adsorption of mycotoxins, especially for the adsorption of mycotoxins such as aflatoxins, zearalenone, ochratoxin A or fumonisin B1. Furthermore, the invention relates, on the one hand, to a feed additive comprising said adsorbent and, on the other hand, to the feeds comprising said additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Adiveter, S.L.
    Inventors: Silvia Maria Salado Font, Marie Helene Guynot de Boismenu, Francisco Medina Cabello, Isabel Salla Cabau, Jesus Eduardo Sueiras Romero
  • Patent number: 8252349
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ruminant feed supplement for the treatment of milk fever. According to the invention rice bran that has been subjected to a ruminal bypass treatment is used in the feed of dairy cows. The ruminal bypass treatment may for instance be selected from the chemical cross-linking, physical cross-linking, coating, or combinations thereof. The invention further relates to the use of rice bran for the manufacture of a composition for the prophylactic treatment of parturient paresis in ruminants, wherein the rice bran has been subjected to a ruminal bypass treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nutreco Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Javier Martin-Tereso Lopez
  • Patent number: 8221807
    Abstract: Applicants have amended the original Application, as filed, to include the appropriate arrangement of the specification, with titles for the appropriate sections, as suggested by the Examiner on pages 3 and 4 of the Advisory Action. No new subject matter is introduced by any of these amendments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sud-Chemie AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Sohling, Agnes Haimerl
  • Patent number: 8202562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising 0.1-10 w/w % immunoglobulin (Ig), 4-14 w/w % saturated fatty acids, 4-14 w/w % mono-unsaturated fatty acids and 0-5 w/w % poly-unsaturated fatty acids, wherein the weight percentages are based on the content of dry matter in the composition. In particular it relates to the use of said composition as a feed and/or a food composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Biofiber-Damino A/S
    Inventors: Jens Kristian Munk, Gunner Jacobsen, Karl Jørgen Jensen, Frank Bønløkke Andersen
  • Patent number: 8192773
    Abstract: A stabilized carotenoid-based pigmenter free of synthetic antioxidants for the addition to animal feed to add color to tissues of animals fed the animal feed. The carotenoid-based pigmenter contains free-form carotenoids obtained from natural sources through a saponification reaction. A natural antioxidant, such as grape seed extracts, green tea extracts, clove bud oil, clove leaf oil, Vitamin C, cinnamon leaf oil, oleoresin turmeric, tocopherol, tocotrienol, rosemary extracts and gallic acid or salts thereof combined with a diluent, preferably glycerol or a glycerol-like substance, is added to the pigmenter after the saponification reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Kemin Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sai-Kaw Leow, Jesuadimai Ignatius Xavier Antony, Hai-Meng Tan, Sek-Yeo Ng
  • Patent number: 8182851
    Abstract: This invention provides a control release formulation or rumen-bypass dietary supplement in compacted form. The formulation or supplement has the capability to transport fatty acid calcium salt and between about 1-75 percent of one or more rumen-protected undegraded biologically active agents to the post-ruminal digestive system of a ruminant. A feedstock containing the formulation or supplement for ruminants beneficially improves feed efficiency and body growth. The feedstock also is adapted to improve the lactational performance of dairy cattle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Roman, Robert A. Hendel, Phillip Alan Forsythe, Steven A. Bolkan, William J. Zuccarello, Zbigniew Senk
  • Patent number: 8178088
    Abstract: A composition, and method of use, for controlling, reducing or preventing the growth of protozoal bacteria in the rumen of a ruminant comprising cell bodies of a facultative anaerobe selected from the group consisting of Corynebacterium cell bodies and Brevibacterium cell bodies or a mixture of Corynebacterium cell bodies and Brevibacterium cell bodies, glutamic acid fermentation solubles, corn fermentation solubles, glutamic acid fermentation solubles and corn fermentation solubles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Julien
  • Patent number: 8178138
    Abstract: This invention provides a control release formulation or rumen-bypass dietary supplement in compacted form. The formulation or supplement has the capability to transport fatty acid calcium salt and between about 1-75 percent of one or more rumen-protected undegraded biologically active agents to the post-ruminal digestive system of a ruminant. A feedstock containing the formulation or supplement for ruminants beneficially improves feed efficiency and body growth. The feedstock also is adapted to improve the lactational performance of dairy cattle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hendel, Edward A. Roman, Steven A. Bolkan, William J. Zuccarello, Zbigniew Senk
  • Patent number: 8137719
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing animal feed pellets that are made entirely or predominantly of fat. Fats, oils, and waxes with complimentary physical properties also can be included, as can nutrients. Cohesive pellets of high flowability and durability are achieved. The superior handling quality of the pellets allows for their use in further formulation of animal feeds, where homogeneous distribution of nutrients throughout the final feed mix is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.
    Inventors: Basil D. Bevans, Lawrence Dwain Bunting, Dan S. Hickman
  • Patent number: 8110214
    Abstract: A method of feeding a ruminant that entails providing a feed that comprises sugar alcohol and at least one additional feed component, where the feed is free of rumen-protected fatty acid or comprises less than 10 weight percent rumen-protected fatty acid, based on the total weight of the feed and further entails orally supplying the feed to the ruminant during a pre-partum period when the ruminant is pregnant, where the ruminant ingests the feed and sugar alcohol during the pre-partum period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Porter, Cindie M. Luhman
  • Patent number: 8092853
    Abstract: A method of making a gel-type livestock feed includes initially forming a feed mixture by mixing feed nutrient components, water, alginate, and a calcium component insoluble in water or a sequestrate to inhibit the calcium component from reacting with the alginate. Once the feed mixture is formed, the calcium component is solubilized or the sequestrates affecting the reactivity between the alginate and the calcium component is removed such that a gel feed is formed that includes a gel matrix containing the feed nutrient components. The gel feed may then be fed to the livestock. In another aspect of the present invention, piglets are weaned by feeding the gel feed for at least seven days directly after weaning. The gel feed may also include protein derived from blood with or without egg protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Purina Mills, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Lanter, Brenda de Rodas, Bill L. Miller, Gary E. Fitzner