Lima Machinery is a professional pig feed making machine manufacturer integrating scientific research, development, manufacturing, sales and service. Multifunctional pelletizers, crushers, mixers, dryers and other more than ten categories of complete products are widely used in pig feed, poultry feed, cattle feed, fish feed and other feed production industries.
Cost of Pig Feed Pellet Machine
What is the price of a pig feed pellet machine? Different customers will have different needs for pellets so there will be differences in our feed pellet machine design. The actual price of a pig feed pellet machine for different projects is therefore different.
Generally speaking, the price of a small feed pellet machine is about 300-2500 US dollars, and the price of a small feed production line is more than tens of thousands of US dollars.
Even if the customer wishes to produce the same pellets, if their feed formula, raw materials and production technology differ, the pig feed pelletizer machines ring die, conditioner, etc. will be different.
Manufacturing process for Pig feed pellets
Mixing and crushing raw materials
The material must be ground before it can be granulated. You have two options for material grinding: either weigh the materials according to the formula, grind them in a feed hammer mill or grind it separately, then mix it. You have the option to choose which method you prefer, depending on your particular situation. Mixing is the core operation of the entire pig feed pellet manufacturing process. Before granulation, grate materials must be evenly mixed.
Pig feed pellets pressing
The core process for producing pig feed pellets is pressing. The final pellets’ mass will be affected by the temperature, steam pressure, and water. The hardness of the pellets will increase if the moisture content is greater than 8-10%. The ideal moisture content is between 16 and 17 percent. The temperature requirements should not exceed 88%. They can vary from 82 to 88 depending upon the state of formation and the moisture content. The granulation effect will decrease if the temperature drops below granulation. The temperature can cause severe loss of nutrients if it is too high. The water content and the granulation temperature are directly affected by steam pressure. A good granulation effect will be achieved if steam pressure is between 394 and 490 KPa.
Cooling and packing pig feed pellets
After being heated by the feed pellet machine, pig feed pellets can become hard and hot. It is important to transfer the pellets to the feed cooler in order to remove any heat or water. The pellets will be dry and hard after cooling. They can then be taken to the packing machine where they can be bagged and stored for transport and storage.
Technical Characteristics of Pig Feed Machine Price
- To ensure accurate and reliable material feeding, the pig feed pellet mill has a stainless steel feeder.
- The pig feed pellet machine is made from fully stainless steel and has an open access door that allows for easy maintenance.
- Pig feed pellet machine uses stainless steel feeding pipe, door cover, and scaleboard. These are beautiful and anticorrosion.
- To ensure high quality feed pellets, the pig feed pellet mill machine uses full stainless steel conditioning.
- Pig feed pelleting machine has frequency conversion (Electromagnetic Speed Control) feeder. It is also equipped with an overload protection device and a strong security device.
- Easy operation and maintenance, high output, low noise
Pig Feed Pellet Machine Applications
Once the raw materials for the pig feed have been mixed and ground, they can then be used for food or further processing. Heating or pressure are usually required during processing. The most popular method is to make them into pellets. The Lima pig pellet making machine can process feeds from different breeds and cycles of pigs, including piglet feed, fattening feed pigs feed and sow feed. ( Relate machine: Cattle Feed Making Machine For Sale )
Why not feed your pigs pellets feed rather than powder feed?
Powdered feed can be prone to dampness, clumping and mildew. However, powdered feed easily oxidizes when it is exposed to air for long periods of time. Pellet feed, on the other hand, has very little contact with air after being squeezed and therefore, the storage time is quite long. The pellet feed is also processed during processing, which ensures a good moisture-proofing effect.
Pellet feed can contain condiments such honey and oil. This will increase the diet of pigs. Pigs love plant rhizomes and pellets made from imitating plant-rhizomes have a good palatability. The feed structure of Pellet feed can be modified by extruding it after being matured. This will increase the appetite.
High feed conversion rate
Pigs have a more sensitive sense of smell than dogs. This ability can allow them to find food even from a distance. Pigs can choose what feed they want to eat. While some feed may be spilled, powder feed is more efficient and doesn’t cause excess waste. Pellets feed can also ensure that nutrients are converted.
This could be a problem for pig farmers who use self-mixing ingredients. Some feeds are stratified. Different powders have different density and volumes, so there will be stratification when they are combined. This will result in uneven nutrient distribution which can be detrimental to the growth of pigs.
Additionally, powdered feed can be dusty and infect pigs with respiratory disease. The pellets are not affected by this problem, so the health of the animals is assured.
Feed pellets can be safer
Because raw materials can be contaminated throughout the entire process of preparation, storage, transportation, harvesting, and transport, it is easy for self-prepared feed to become infected with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens. The pig farm will suffer losses. Pig feed pellets are made from pellets that have been heated and steam. The high temperatures used in the production of pig feed pellet machines can kill pathogens effectively, which increases the safety of the feed.
Feed pellets can be easily transported
Powdered feed shrinks in volume after compression. This makes it easier to transport and can help you save space and transportation costs.