As we all know, corn is known as the king of feed. It accounts for 60% of the feed ingredients and is therefore known for being the most widely used in the farming industry. The livestock feed pellets produced by the corn acquired and stored for use through the crusher and pelleting machine can well ensure the quality of chicken and cattle feed pellets, thus improving the efficiency of breeding. Please click here to learn more about the feed pellet production line costs>>
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Five Tips for Preparing Your Own Cattle Feed Pellets from Corn
Firstly, in the process of buying corn as cattle feed pellets: pay attention to the quality and price of corn.
Farmers in the process of dispensing feed, pay attention to the quantity and price of corn, and not as a cost-saving to buy threshing feed, such as eliminating the small seeds and dried corn, stored for a long time or has moldy poor quality corn as feed. This practice, although the price of corn is cheap and saves feed costs, but if the palatability and nutritional value can not meet the needs, the feeding effect will not be very good, but also affect the feeding. By corn as feed pellets, you should choose corn with full seeds and full grains to reduce mold and clumping. In this way, you can make high quality cattle feed pellets with fresh and fragrant taste.
Secondly, do a good job of storing the corn properly.
Because of the corn germ nutrition and microorganisms, the germ appears to absorb moisture, at the right temperature, the mold will multiply, and the storage process will be hot and acidic, in this case it is not suitable as raw materials for cattle feed pellets. Therefore, you need to choose some dry corn and control the moisture of corn scientifically. And before storage, do a good job to turn the sun to protect the temperature of corn storage. To sum up: dry corn kernels into the warehouse for bulk storage, you need to control the temperature and humidity in the warehouse, and finally keep dry and low temperature, generally corn moisture at 13%.
Thirdly, crushing corn and other raw materials evenly
Solid feed particle size can ensure cattle feeding, reduce feed waste, increase the role of animal digestive enzymes and microorganisms, reduce nutrient loss, and ensure the utilization of feed. The degree of crushed corn needs to be evenly coarse and fine according to different breeding objects, with corn as feed, the particles are too coarse and not conducive to digestion and absorption, while the newly weaned calves need to be finer. Hammer crushers that crush corn and other raw materials can improve the efficiency of granulation and the quality of feed pellets.
Fourthly, making cattle feed pellets as soon as possible after corn is crushed
Corn has a high fatty acid content and is subject to rancidity once crushed. In the hot season, corn meal is badly acidified. If there is spoiled corn as feed, it will affect the appetite of cattle, leading to a decrease in animal feeding, intestinal diseases, lower immunity and finally cattle health. Therefore corn needs to be crushed before use, and try to use it up within 15 days, and in summer within 10 days to finally be able to ensure quality.
Finally, a reasonable mix of protein, vitamins and minerals as raw materials.
Corn is a high-energy feed, uniform nutrition, moderate price, but low protein and minerals and vitamin content. Therefore, when doing feed pellets, corn needs to add cake meal, wheat bran and rice bran and other mineral feed or directly mixed with premix for comparison to ensure a scientific ratio of feed and balanced nutrition.
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