Cattle feed pellets can satisfy the growth needs of cattle in different growth stages. We can customize the cattle feed pellet plant for your choose.
Cattle Feed Pellet Introduction
Cattle feed pellet is a type of compound feed mainly made from barley, forage, bean, bran, wheat, corn, and additives, such as vitamins, minerals, and other essential micro-ingredients. The livestock feed pellet machine is the indispensable equipment to make cattle feed pellets. Pelleting allows the use of a wider variety of ingredients without obvious changes in the physical properties of the diet. It is simply put the feed in a concentrated form. The pellets are very nutritional and can satisfy the growth needs of cattle in different growth stages. By combining moisture, heat, and pressure on feed ingredients, a degree of gelatinization is produced, which allows cattle to better utilize the nutrients in these ingredients. The feed pellets are widely used in small-sized farms and large-medium feed factories.
Cattle Feed Pellet Production Flow Chart
Raw Material Receiving
The raw materials for cattle feed pellets can be corn, barley, wheat, soybean, cotton stalk, corn fiber, grass, maize straw, soybean meal, cereals, molasses, and so on.
The grinding process is provided at the pellet plant to grind the materials into powder form. Grinding is the most effective processing technique to improve nutrient utilization and animal performance. Uniform particle size ensures a better quality of final pellets. The grinding increases the surface area of ingredients for an improved rate of digestion and decreased segregation.
Batching is considered to be one of the most critical and essential operations in feed pellets manufacturing. Proper batching can improve diet uniformity and animal performance. Batching the powder feed raw materials according to the formula.
This process is used for mixing the crushed raw materials with higher uniformity. The mixing process determines, to a high degree, the capacity of the whole manufacturing process and the quality of the final product.
The main purpose of this operation is to convert mash feed into pellet form by mixing with steam. The mash feed is fed from the storage bin to the feeder, and thereafter to the conditioner, where dry saturated steam is mixed with the feed, and then fed to the ring die feed pellet mill at a controlled rate. After pelletizing, the palatability and digestibility of the feed are largely improved.
The newly pressed pellets are very high in temperature. They must be cooled to avoid the formation of lumps and deterioration of feed quality. The feed pellets are cooled in the pellet cooler by induced cool air draft. This process is to cool the pellets to ±3-5? of the room temperature.
Cooled pellets are carried to the pellet sieve by elevator. In the pellet sieve, crumbled pellets and powder materials are separated from the good pellets and sent to the pellet mill for re-pelletizing while good pellets are stored into the bagging bin.
This process is to pack the feed pellets into bags that are convenient for storage and transportation. The bagging operation is semi-automatic. The bags are fixed manually and the filling is done automatically.
Benefits Of Feed Pellets For Cattle Farming