Project Name: Complete Poultry Feed Line
Production Capacity: 1 ton per hour
Factory Location: Thailand
Application: This small poultry feed pellet plant is designed for processing poultry feed from various fodder raw materials.
Panoramic View of the Poultry Feed Line
This project is built for one of our client in Thailand. It is designed for manufacturing poultry feed. The followings are some photos of the feed machinery. Please feel free to get in touch with us is you are interested in getting more details or equipment price. (Similar Project: 2 ton/hour Feed Production Plant in Uganda)
Feed Pelletizing and Cooling Machine
Feed Pellets Packaging Machine
Have you ever wondered how poultry feed is made, or what the nutritional requirements of poultry animals are? An animal's diet is formulated from a range of potential ingredients, that are then mixed together to provide all of the poultry animal's nutritional requirements. Most of these ingredients are grains, oil seed meals, and animal byproduct meals. Here let's table chickes for example to look into the poultry feed production.
First of all, chickens are omnivores, which means they naturally eat both plants and meat. So what ingredients go into making chicken feed? For starters, about 60-70% of a chicken's diet consists of cereal grains like wheat, barley, or sorghum. Another thing that often goes into chicken feed is oil seed meals, such as soybean or canola meal. These ingredients make up the bulk of the energy content of the chickens‘ diet. Sometimes vegetable oils or animal fat will be added as an additional source of energy. Since chickens need lots of protein and the cereal grains do not generally contain enough protein for them, many chicken feeds will also contain up to 20% animal byproduct meal. All the ingredients that go into chicken feed are carefully mixed together, and the nutritional composition is precisely calculated in order to give the chicken all the nutrition it needs, no matter what stage of development it is at. The grains, oil seed meal, and animal byproducts are referred to as macro-ingredients, because they make up the main part of the chicken diet.
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Often, special micro-ingredients are added to poultry feed as needed, because chickens are very sensitive to the balance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in their diet. The purpose of the micro-ingredients is to correct any imbalances or deficiencies in the macro-ingredients. They are called micro-ingredients because only tiny amounts of them are added to the poultry feed.
In America, France, Australia, and the UK, most meat chickens are "grain fed", because the primary ingredient in the feed given to meat chickens consists of grains such as wheat, sorghum and barley. In Australia, for example, about 60-70% of the chickens‘ diet will consist of grains such as these.
In Australia, nearly all of the food given to poultry animal raised for their meat is in the form of compressed pellets. The pelleted feed is made by first mixing the ingredients according to nutritional balance, and then using steam and pressure to heat said ingredients to 85 degrees Celsius. This causes the pellets to gelatinize and stick together firmly in a cohesive form. You might be also interested in this project: 5 ton/h Livestock & Poultry Feed Mill Machinery.
Interestingly enough, most chicken diets in Australia have some grain added back into the pellets after they are made. This means the finished feed is a mixture of pellets and 10-30% whole grain. The reason this is done is that, according to research, eating grains stimulates the chicken's gizzard. Since chickens don't chew their food, they rely on swallowed stones in the gizzard (a muscular part of the stomach) to grind their food into smaller particles. This gizzard stimulation has been found to have long-term health benefits for the chickens, so adding whole grains into the chickens‘ diet makes for healthier birds.