Pellet feed, as a kind of feed form that is valued and used by most breeders at present, has the advantages of convenient transportation and carrying, long storage time, high nutritional value, improved palatability, and can reduce the probability of poultry and livestock getting sick, help domestic animals digest well. So feed pellet is favored by the majority of breeders.
Feed accounts for 80% of the daily feeding. With the increase and growth of domestic animals, the amount of feed required will also increase. Generally speaking, feed processing factories have special feed pellet production lines for the production of powder or pellet materials, and the sales will also add labor costs and feed raw materials fees, site fees and so on. For the vast number of farmers, a simple pellet feed unit can not only help the farm to make feed pellets at home and sell itself, but also increase additional income.
Generally speaking, for making feed pellets at home, you need the following facilities:
- Crusher: for small and medium size farms who have feed raw materials like straw, maize, oil meal or other crude materials, they shall first of all make the raw materials into powder or at least small sizes, so that the materials can be pressed into pellets later. For crushing silage feed, chaff cutter and crusher are needed. For crushing maize, wheat and the like, hammer mill is necessary.
- Mixer: there are horizontal mixer and vertical mixer. It can blend the pulverized materials evenly and make sure every feed pellet contain all the necessary components.
- Feed Pellet Machine: flat die feed pellet mill is commonly used for making feed pellets at home. It is favored by small farms for its advantages of convenient use, small area covering, smooth feed with low consumption and fast pelletizing speed. Ring die feed pellet mill is also a choice for relatively large productivity, for example, BPM25 feed pellet mill home scale unit which produces 600-1000kg/h is quite convenient for making feed pellets at home. While for making fish or shrimp feed pellets of floating types, feed extruder is a good choice.
- Cooler: actually it is not a must for making feed pellets at home, since small capacity production can let the feed pellets naturally cooling. But for relatively larger productivity, a pellet cooler can be good help and save farmers a lot of time.