Factors that Affect Pellet Quality: A Review

Published on: 05/29/2017
Author/s : Keysuke Muramatsu 1, Andréia Massuquetto 1, Fabiano Dahlke 2 and Alex Maiorka 1. / 1 Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil; 2 Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agronomy and Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.

1. Introduction Pelleting is the most used thermal processing method in poultry industry. The aim of pelleting processing is to agglomerate ingredients particles by mechanical action, in combination with moisture, pressure and temperature. Broilers fed pelleted diets present greater feed intake, better feed conversion ratio and greater weight gain [1-3]. The positive effect of pelleting on broile...

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Alagbe olujimi John Alagbe olujimi John
Animal Production & Health
May 29, 2017
Excellent work, pelleting of livestock feed reduce wastage thereby reducing the cost of production.
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Ing Oliver Fsadni Ing Oliver Fsadni
Industrial Engineer
June 27, 2017
Has any research been carried out on the effect of cooling on the pellet's durability?
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Haitham Mohamed Refaei Haitham Mohamed Refaei
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
January 20, 2019

Just a question: I want to know what is the ideal steam entrance and how many par is perfect.

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Hamani Bachir Hamani Bachir
Student
July 26, 2019

Attention must been taken to water-soluble vitamins, which are few quantity and can be lost during cooling period.

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Manuel Ruiz Manuel Ruiz
Industrial Engineer
March 23, 2020
Excellent Summary.
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