Choosing a suitable animal feed mill and using it properly will significantly improve the quality of feed. It will soon reflect a benign effect in the production process. Zhengzhou Fusmar Machinery is a professional animal feed mill manufacturer, this article will introduce animal feed pellets in detail.

What Is Animal Feed Pellets

Animal feed pellet means that the raw materials crushed and pressed into a granular feed of varying diameters through a special compression molding. The feed pellet making machine has better performance in the pelletized feed. The raw material composition of the pellet feed can divide into a concentrate feed pellet, a mixture pellet, a coarse pellet, and so on. More used are the mixture pellets and coarse pellets.

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The mixed pellets are weighed in proportion to energy feed, bran feed, protein feed, additives, etc., and are thoroughly stirred and mixed uniformly, and then pressed into pellets. The coarse pellets crush the roughage (such as corn mash) into pellets, and the pellets are pressed without the binder. Large pellets (blocky) coarse material (made from hay flour) have unique advantages in pastoral areas, commonly known as beef biscuit feed.

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Shaped Feed Pellets

The pellet feed refers to a pelletized feed obtained by pressing the processed powdery compound feed through a poultry feed production machine. Compared to powdered feed, pellet feed has many advantages, summed up in five ways:

  1. It is convenient for storage, packaging,and transportation.After the feed formed, the pellet feed reduced about 1/3 than the powder feed. Which is convenient for storage, packaging, and transportation. During storage, the powder feed is easy to absorb moisture and agglomerate, and the pellets are granulated. The feed has good dispersibility, low hygroscopicity, and high storage stability. Automatic classification avoided during the transportation of the finished product. The loss of dust and trace components reduced during the packaging process.
  2. Sterilization.During the granulation process, certain toxic substances or inhibitors (such as trypsin inhibitor, hemagglutinin, etc.) in the feed destroyed through  heat. At the same time, 90% of Salmonella can kill.
  3. Improve the palatability of livestock and poultry, increase feed intake due to the high density of pellet feed, volume reduction, high nutrient concentration, so that the animal’s feed intake also increased accordingly.
  4. Easy to digest and absorb, improve feed utilization through granulation. Improve the physical and chemical properties of certain nutrients in the feed, improve feed utilization. And improve nutrient utilization.
  5. Prevent livestock and poultry picky eaters, reduce feed waste due to the uniform size of the pellet feed, comprehensive nutrition, thus ensuring the integrity and full price of the feed components, avoiding the selection of feed for livestock and poultry according to their palatability. Reducing to the air, water loss caused by flying dust everywhere. Moreover, the pellet feed is easy to identify, and the pellet feed size of piglets, growing pigs, and finishing pigs is small to large.

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Animal Feed Mill Production Process

In the animal feed production process, under the combined action of water, heat, and pressure, the starch is gelatinized and cracked, and the structure of cellulose and fat is changed, which is beneficial to the full digestion, absorption, and utilization of livestock and poultry, and improves the digestibility of feed. High-temperature sterilization by steam reduces the possibility of feed mold and insects and improves the palatability of the feed.

  1. Raw material receiving: After the raw material discharged into the receiving pit. It transported through the conveyor, the bucket elevator, and the screening of the primary cleaning magnetic separator. And then sent to the vertical silo for storage or sent to crush warehouse, ingredient warehouse.
  2. Raw material cleaning: Mainly to remove impurities in raw materials, you can use the primary magnetic separator. Which can easily clean.
  3.  Ingredients: Generally, the multi-storage and the multi-scale batching process adopted. The batching scale is an electronic batching scale, which can improve the precision of the ingredients and improve production management.
  4. Feed forming: When the feed formed, a ring die feed pellet machine or flat die feed pellet machinecan use. And the pellet feed from the feed pellet machine should cool. After cooling, if the particles are large, they can be broken into smaller particles. By grading screening, qualified products extracted, and if they are unqualified, they will re-granulat and granulat.

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As a professional poultry feed production machines manufacturer, Zhengzhou Fusmar Machinery not only provides a complete animal feed production line but also provides a single machine in each production process. In order to meet the different capacity needs of customers when produced animal feed pellets.