How to Achieve High Quality Feed Pellets
For an independent animal feed making machine company that sells to producers, the most challenging issue is to maintain high quality pellets without affecting nutrients. According to our experience, possible strategies to create high quality pellets are as following:
1. Decrease Particle Size.
Smaller particle size increases surface area for feed particle adhesion and improves pellet quality.
2. Slow Down Production Rate.
Slower through-put allows for greater retention time of feed in the pellet die that will increase thermal reactions in nutrients and thus feed particle adhesion. The end result of this strategy would be the production of higher quality pellet feed. Fusmar Machinery can provide high-quality ring die feed pellet machine.
3. Increase Steam Conditioning Temperature.
Increasing moisture and heat increases feed particle adhesion and pellet quality.
4. Use a Thicker Pellet Die.
Greater die thickness creates improved retention time of feed in the pellet die, thermal reactions in nutrients, feed particle adhesion and pellet quality.
5. Manipulate Diet Formulation.
Least cost diet formulation often may not enhance pellet quality. Manipulating diet formulation to increase pellet quality, although potentially increasing diet cost, may decrease overall production cost, if pellet quality and subsequent live performance are significantly improved. However, caution should be exercised not to create diet formulations that increase frictional heat within the die...
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