advantages of pellets

Pelleting is a well-known process in the compound feed industry. The transformation of feed mash into pellets has many benefits regarding logistic handling and nutritional properties of the end product.

Because the compounded feed is formed into pellets after mixing of the feed mash, each pellet contains the nutrients as specified by the nutritionist. This prevents selective eating of the animals, ensuring each animal will consume a balanced diet.

Pelleting of the feed also improves the logistic properties of the compounded feed. The pellets have a higher density then feed mash, enabling more feed to be transported in the same shipment. Furthermore, the dust formation in the product handling is significantly reduced, resulting in reduced (cross) contamination through the entire logistic process.


Transformation of feed mash into pellets

The transformation of the feed mash into hard pellets is accomplished by compression in the pelletmill die. The pelleting process consists of even spread out of the feed mash (meal) over the inner diameter of a ring-shaped die. Consequently, the formed layer is compacted and pushed through the holes in the ring-shaped die, by a set of rollers.