Article published the July 17, 2020
Ingredients come to the feed processor from a variety of sources. Many of these, particularly the coarse cereal grains, require some degree of processing before they are ready to be blended into an animal ration. The process of particle size reduction improves ingredient performance during mixing and, in most cases, the nutritive value of an ingredient can be improved or more nearly realized.
Kim B. Koch, PhD likes the comment:
Adam Fahrenholz - That is a point that doesn't get enough attention. Some ways to improve pellet quality can damage nutrients. Reza Abudollahi at Massey has done a lot to explore this aspect. Unfortunately I don't see that his work gets much attention stateside.
A durable pellet at too large a cost in terms of nutrient availability doesn't pay for iteslf.
Video published on June 18, 2018
Dr. Kim Koch (North Dakota State University) talked about pellet mills and production, during the 22nd Annual Distillers Grains Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa.
This member gave a presentation on May 16, 2018
At the following event:
22nd Distillers Grains Symposium
Article published the May 8, 2012
"You cannot improve what you do not control. You cannot control what you do not measure. You cannot measure what you do not define". (anonymous)
It is very difficult to know where to begin a discussion about feed mill efficiency. Perhaps a good place to start would be a definition of efficiency. The Encarta Dictionary: English (North America) defines efficiency as 1. Competence, the ability ...
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November 10, 2011