Article published the January 10, 2023
In previous blogs, we discussed the process and benefits of extruded rice bran and how extrusion improves digestibility of rice bran in broilers. Today I will review the global demand along with the economic feasibility for purchasing a rice bran stabilization facility.For the past 2 years, the global market for rice bran has grown. In 2021, Vietnam became the number one e ...
Article published the August 22, 2022
Today I would like to discuss the basics of how an extrusion facility works and how to calculate if the facility will be financially feasible. In this scenario, we will consider all the meal and oil produced is sold into the meal market.For starters, let’s say you are begin from scratch. You will need to invest in land, a building, and site infrastructure such as water, sewer, electricity, e ...
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I would like to add a few more comments regarding making sinking vs floating fish feed. 1. Floating or sinking pellets are dependent on the formulation. Both the type of starch and inclusion rate of starch will make a shaped fish feed float. Generally, sinking pellets incorporate less starch and higher fat, with post-fat application likely. 2. Additionally, the type of die plate used will help wit ...
Participation in Forum on March 20, 2018
Full fat soy will not texturize because there is simply too much oil. You can, however texturize partially defatted soybean meal (ExPress or Expeller) that has a residual oil content of 6-8%.
Participation in Forum on January 5, 2015
Converting mash feeds into pellets typically improves FCR through reduced feed intake, while maintaining growth. Keep in mind pellet mills, expanders, and extruders all have different effects on ingredients and complete feeds. Also, different types of each exist, so know the impact of your specific type of processing on the end results by conducting feeding trials.
Participation in Forum on December 30, 2013
The only way to know for sure if your ingredients can be mixed, extruded and cut in to fish pellets (floating or sinking), is through some R&D. At Insta-Pro (www.insta-pro.com), in Des Moines, Iowa, we can work with you to develop the right pellet for your needs. You will need some sort of binding agent to hold all the ingredients together, such as corn or any cereal grain with a signifi ...
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