It is a high priority for manufacturers of animal feed, supplements, enrichment mixtures and various components for animal feeds to ensure longer product shelf life and make sure it is free from bacteria, pathogens and other pests while preserving the content of vitamins, amino acids and nutrients.

High-quality feed is a guarantee of animal health. Improper storage creates favorable conditions for the propagation of pathogenic microorganisms and insects. If pathogens from mixed animal feed enter the body, this can cause infection, and as a result, death.

Irradiation by electron accelerators uses high energy of electrons and X-rays to eliminate pathogens, bacteria, insects/pests.
Working principle of electron accelerator: Electron accelerator generates and accelerators electron to the speed of light. These electrons penetrate the product, and induce breaks in the DNA of pathogens.
Irradiation of animal feed ensures full elimination of pests, and can successfully replace fumigation. This type of treatment is effective in difficult contamination cases of mixed animal feed with insects, as well as fungi, bacteria, viruses, moulds that appear due to unfavourable climatic conditions.

Results of animal feed irradiation

  • increase in shelf life
  • elimination of insects and their larvae, pathogens
  • reduction of the content of mycotoxins.
  • Cellular and molecular structure of feed is not affected by radiation. All nutrients and vitamins are retained for the entire product shelf life.
  • no residual radiation, no free radicals in products


Beamcomplex has developed a unique compact module, a ready-to-install system for grains irradiation treatment to ensure safe storage and extend shelf life.

Ready to be installed at grain elevators, ports or directly at any site to process all types of animal feed and grain crops with ionizing radiation. Installation and commissioning do not require a production shutdown.