Pellet Quality and Nutrient Segregation on the Farm

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February 26, 2020

Dear John I wish you are ok,

Could you send me your pellet Quality production details?

Best regards.

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March 18, 2020
I will share this data when it is released for publication. Thank you
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March 19, 2020
John Boney

Hi John,

I am also interested in the publication

Kind Regards

Leon Vaessen
Perstorp Animal Nutrition (we have a branche in Toledo - USA)

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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
March 12, 2020

Dear John,
Thanks for your video on pellet quality and segregation of nutrient. I am not very clear as what u would like to suggest pellet feed millers
Can u please elaborate in the form of text about your findings on performance of broiler diet on your research, please? 
Regards,
Dr. Chandra.

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March 18, 2020
The ultimate goal of this research is to continue providing data to feed millers that suggests improvements to pellet quality yields a positive return on investment. The literature supports improved performance with increased pellet quality. Now I am working to quantify the improvements to flock uniformity stemming from reduced nutrient segregation as a result of improving pellet quality.
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March 12, 2020
I would like him to please fully turn out his research to me for proper study. I promise to engage with him in the future for further businesses.
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March 14, 2020
Could you please send the details formula of cattle and dairy?
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March 18, 2020
Md. Saidur Rahman Sarker This work focuses on broiler chicken feed. I have not studied feed form and nutrient segregation in beef or dairy cattle.
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Anyanwu Dominic Ifeanyi Dan Anyanwu Dominic Ifeanyi Dan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. MSc. Animal Science. Master of Business Administration.
March 17, 2020

I know that pellet quality has a lot to do with nutrient availability, and of course, shelflife.
Can John please explain his topic implication and then his result?

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March 18, 2020
The objective of this continuing research is to determine if investing in improvements to feed form (improving pellet quality) can reduce on-farm nutrient segregation. The literature supports improved broiler and turkey performance following feed form improvements. Ultimately, these results should help feed millers understand the importance of investing in feed form improvements.
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Anyanwu Dominic Ifeanyi Dan Anyanwu Dominic Ifeanyi Dan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. MSc. Animal Science. Master of Business Administration.
March 20, 2020

John Boney, I have more appreciation of your research now. It is worthwhile.

Can you be specific on the pellet qualities, qualitatively and quantitatively, that gave you good and improved results.
Thanks.

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March 19, 2020
I would also point out that pelleting strategy plays a role here. Improved quality has often been shown to improve efficiencies, and now this and similar data is providing a good focus on impacts related to segregation. However, we also have data that demonstrates that common methods for improving quality (high conditioning temperatures and retention times, thicker pellet dies, lower throughputs) may significantly impact viability of nutrients.
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Joshua Jendza Joshua Jendza
Animal Nutritionist
March 26, 2020
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.
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March 26, 2020
Joshua Jendza Agreed, there's been some really good and applicable work out of that group at Massey.
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Muhammad Farooq Muhammad Farooq
M Sc (hons) Animal Nutrition
April 20, 2020
Adam Fahrenholz deffinately high conditioning improve nutrient availability and and FCR ultimately and maintain hygienic conditions of feed.pellet die thickness and holes size both contribute to pellet quality.
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March 23, 2020
My suggestion is that if SEGREGATION PIPE is installed in the bulk bin of the farm, the separation of feed will be solved.

THANKS, CHOI
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March 25, 2020
CHOI, YOUNGSOO
Hello ! I would like to suggest my proposal for the separation of farm bins from pellet feeds as follows.
1) 4 TON PELLET FEED is usually supplied from 35 minutes to 40 minutes from bulk vehicles when supplying farm bins.
2) PELLET and MASH FEEDS prevent separation of feed by installing a separation prevention device in the bin.

THANKS, CHOI
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Mike Stahl Mike Stahl
Poultry manager
April 3, 2020

CHOI, YOUNGSOO Do you have any ideas what a segregation pipe would look like or if there is a source?

Thanks, Mike.

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March 25, 2020

Pellet quality is very important, the gelatinization of all nutrients is vital since the separation of pellet before hitting the gut of any animal, especially poultry -be reminded the power of the gizzard: it is a great crusher plus the gain weights are crucial for farmers. The pellet needs to be intact but for ruminants-, goats, sheep. Too hard a pellet can cause choking, especially for lambs.
The key is to ensure there is a balance of durability, to get through the rigors of transporting to farm and the various augers leaving the processing plant.

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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
March 25, 2020
I am still waiting for proper response from Fr Jhon on the issue please
Regards
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Mike Stahl Mike Stahl
Poultry manager
April 2, 2020

As a farmer i see there is definitely separation of feed in the bin and in the flex augers. I would like to hear more on devices that can be installed in the bins to prevent this problem.
Anybody have suggestions on what a segregation looks like? Especially in the layer industry where large particle is added.

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April 2, 2020
Hi John,
In regards to flock uniformity, we find the birds ate the end of the feed lines are generally heavier at a given age due to the significantly reduced levels of fines. The challenge we have here (as with most feed millers I suspect) is they push the throughput to spread their fixed costs which can often impact on pellet quality. If you can quantify the improvement in things like flock uniformity and the significant financial benefits from this it will add great weight to supporting feed millers to focus on pellet quality.
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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
April 3, 2020

Kindly add pellet binder like bentonite @1% in the mixer and also 1 litre of geltin to make pellet slightly harder which will reduce powder % and segregation will reduce.
Regard.

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May 1, 2020
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Lawal Sesan Lawal Sesan
B.SC, M.Sc and Ph.D IN VIEW
May 11, 2020

Pelleting farm animal feed reduces feed wastage and make all the feed ingredients consumed as compounded but this may be expensive in some parts of Africa or even cause increase in cost of production.

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Lawal Sesan Lawal Sesan
B.SC, M.Sc and Ph.D IN VIEW
May 11, 2020
In most parts of Africa, there is serious competition between human being and farm animals for energy and protein source feed ingredients this therefore calls for alternative feed ingredients like Jatropha. Delonix regis and Locust beans but the problems of anti nutrients makes most of these alternatives ingredients useless and this makes the cost of poultry meat very expensive
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Dr. Rama Prasad Chakraborty Dr. Rama Prasad Chakraborty
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
May 29, 2020

Lawal Sesan
I do concede your apprehension that the prevailing inflated cost of raw materials while computing ration to poultry does not permit due room to accomodate additional cost through pelletisation.
My recommendation is to go in incorporating unconventional items containing some toxic factors judicially as a measure on controlling cost and get those feed to undergo pelletisation under exposure to steam to enhance digestibility apart from reducing the I'll effect of antinutritional factors inherited by some ingredients being used at your end. The aftermath of these findings would certainly arrive to your satisfactory level.

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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
May 13, 2020
Mr Sesan
Pelleting does increase the cost of production as compared to mash but u look into efficiency of pellet, it’s much more better in terms of FCR, feed wastage, energy utilised by birds for prehenson of feed
With one pick of pellet complete feed goes into bird. More pellet is geletenised and cooked food thus BV of pellet is much better than mash
Regards
Dr Chandra
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Mohsen Teimury Mohsen Teimury
feed animal
May 26, 2020
Sushil Chandra Pellet can be better than mash because that can verify the eating pattern, I think.
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Jonathan mpande Jonathan mpande
Poultry farmer
June 10, 2020
Sushil Chandra , in a situation, were cane molasses is used in the feed formulation, is it right to use as well bentonite@1% and gelatin?
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Mohsen Teimury Mohsen Teimury
feed animal
May 26, 2020
Pellet can be better than mash because that can verify the eating pattern, I think.
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Mohsen Teimury Mohsen Teimury
feed animal
May 26, 2020

In my idea, pelleting has four benefits. In brief:
1. Improvement of bioavailability
2. Change in pick of feed and Improvment of FCR, BWG, FI.
3. Energy saving
4. Reducing pathogenic factors

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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
May 26, 2020

Dear Mr Mohsin
I fully endorse your observation about pelleted performance over mash.
Regards
Dr Chandra

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dan hofer dan hofer
Poultry farmer
May 26, 2020
We feed mash on our farm and it’s better than pallets because it’s the same every time pallets sometimes fall apart than u get dusty feed broilers don’t like eating dusty feed
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