Animal Feed Technical Articles

Manufacturing and Machinery

Article published the July 23, 2008:

Effect of Glycerol on Pellet Mill Production Efficiency

Crude glycerol is a by-product of the biofuels industry, which has the potential to be used as a feed ingredient in animal diets. However, little is known about glycerol's nutritional value or how it impacts fe...
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Article published the June 17, 2008:

Particle Size, Mill Type, and Added Fat Influence Flow Ability of Ground Corn

We conducted three experiments to determine effect of particle size, mill type, and added fat on flow characteristics of ground corn. In Experiment 1, corn was ground with either a hammer mill or a roller mill ...
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Article published the July 23, 2007:

Water activity as a tool for predicting and controlling the stability of pet foods

‘Food safety’ was one of many buzz phrases for 2005. As 2006 rolls forward, we can see that the attention focused on the safety of food is here to stay. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that pe...
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Article published the July 13, 2007:

Quality Control in Feed Manufacturing

Feed manufacturers are often forced by circumstances to focus on short-term concerns such as: How many tonnes were produced this week, how many customers do I have, or how much down time did I have this week? W...
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Article published the June 28, 2007:

Manufacturing a Quality Premix

A premix is a mixture of vitamins, trace minerals, medicaments, feed supplements and diluents. It is a value added solution for feeds with sustainable safety and quality.The premix industry is charged with the ...
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Article published the June 19, 2007:

Judging pellet stability as part of pellet quality

Feed is too expensive to waste, so pellet quality has an economic value. There are a number of excellent methods to objectively measure and record the quality of pellets during the manufacturing process. This i...
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Article published the June 8, 2007:

Improved animal performance through feed processing technology (Part 1)

It is well recognized that feed represents the most significant cost of animal production. Even with sheep, which typically consume more forage (as a percentage of their diet) than do other domestic species, fe...
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Article published the May 31, 2007:

Adding flexibility to the extrusion process

The desire for flexibility in the production line has existed since the earliest days of feed processing. In this article, we will discuss the methods available today for increasing extrusion system flexibility...
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Article published the April 3, 2007:

Why steam conditioning?

Pellets cost money, and good pellets cost more money.Operators are constantly challenged for maximizing production while improving product quality. Feed formulation, particle size, die selection, cooling, etc. ...
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Giuseppe R. Bigliani
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Article published the November 7, 2006:

New technologies for superior fish feed characteristics?

Technological advances, which focus on both cost savings in the form of reduced down time as well as optimal flexibility in terms of capacity and quality, have been in demand by the industry.The physical qualit...
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Anne Mette Lorenzen
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