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An animal feed processing plant is a facility or workplace specifically engaged in the production and processing of animal feed. In such plants, raw materials undergo a series of treatments and processes, including mixing, grinding, shaping, drying, cooling, packaging, etc., to produce feed products suitable for various animals’ consumption.

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animal feed processing plant Introduction

An animal feed processing plant is a facility or workplace specifically engaged in the production and processing of animal feed. In such plants, raw materials undergo a series of treatments and processes, including mixing, grinding, shaping, drying, cooling, packaging, etc., to produce feed products suitable for various animals’ consumption. These plants typically produce a variety of types and specifications of feed products according to different types of animals, different growth stages, and various nutritional requirements. Animal feed processing plants play a vital role in livestock farming and animal husbandry, providing essential support for improving animal growth efficiency and promoting the health development of livestock and poultry.

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Characteristics of Animal Feed Processing Plants

Production equipment

Having various production equipment and processing machinery, such as mixers, crushers, pelletizers, dryers, coolers, packaging machines, etc., to complete different stages of feed production.

Raw material storage and handling

Having facilities for storing various raw materials and equipment for processing, cleaning, sorting, and processing the raw materials.

Nutritional formulation technology

Having professional feed formulation technology and equipment to scientifically formulate various nutritional components according to the needs of different animals, producing feed products that meet their nutritional requirements.

Quality control system

Establishing a comprehensive quality control system and quality testing equipment to conduct strict inspection and control of raw materials and finished products, ensuring stable and safe feed product quality.

Production standards and regulations

Strict adherence to relevant production standards and regulations to ensure the safety, hygiene, and environmental protection of the production process, in compliance with legal requirements.

Research and development innovation capabilities

Having feed research and development capabilities to continuously improve production processes and formulation technologies, enhancing product quality and market competitiveness.

Marketing network

Establishing a sound sales network and channels, forming cooperative relationships with farmers, distributors, etc., to ensure the saleability of products and market share.

Environmental awareness and responsibility

Focusing on environmental awareness, adopting energy-saving and emission reduction measures, actively fulfilling social responsibilities, and contributing to sustainable development.

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Structure of an Animal Feed Processing Plant

Raw material receiving and storage area

This is where raw materials such as grains, soybeans, minerals, vitamins, and additives are received, stored, and managed before processing.

Grinding and milling section

In this section, raw materials are ground or milled into a suitable particle size to enhance digestibility and facilitate mixing.

Mixing and batching section

Here, various ground ingredients are accurately weighed, mixed, and blended according to specific formulations to ensure uniform distribution of nutrients.

Pelleting or extrusion section

This section transforms the mixed ingredients into pellets or extruded feeds using pellet mills or extruders, respectively. Pelleting improves feed handling and reduces waste, while extrusion enhances digestibility and nutrient availability.

Drying and cooling section

Newly formed pellets or extruded feeds are dried to reduce moisture content and cooled to prevent degradation and microbial growth.

Screening and grading section

This section removes fines, oversized particles, and impurities from the finished products to improve product quality and consistency.

Coating, oiling, and packaging section

Finished feeds may undergo coating or oiling processes for improved palatability, nutrient retention, and shelf life. They are then packaged into bags, totes, or bulk containers for distribution and sale.

Quality control and laboratory

A dedicated area for quality control testing and analysis ensures that raw materials and finished products meet regulatory standards and customer specifications.

Utilities and support systems

These include systems for water supply, electrical power, steam generation, dust extraction, and waste disposal to support the operations of the processing plant.

Advantages of Animal Feed Processing Plant

Product diversification

The processing plant can produce a variety of feed types according to the needs of different animals and market demands, catering to various farmers’ requirements.

Balanced nutrition

Through scientific formulation and precise processing, the plant can produce feed with balanced nutrition containing essential nutrients, conducive to animal growth and health.

High production efficiency

With advanced equipment and technology, the plant can achieve large-scale production, enhancing production efficiency and reducing costs.

Stable quality

The plant strictly controls raw material procurement, production processes, and product quality, ensuring stable product quality that meets standards and regulations.

Environmental sustainability

Some plants adopt energy-saving and environmentally friendly measures to reduce resource wastage and environmental pollution, improving production efficiency and sustainability.

Technological innovation

The plant continuously introduces new technologies and equipment, engages in research collaborations, improves product quality and technical content, and enhances market competitiveness.

Safety and reliability

The plant establishes a sound quality management system and safety production regulations, ensuring employee safety, product quality, and consumer health.

Strong market competitiveness

High product quality, stable supply capacity, and excellent after-sales service give the processing plant a competitive advantage in the market, with a stable customer base and market share.

Application of animal feed processing plant

Typically, the production of animal feed processing plant uses raw materials such as corn, soybeans, wheat, and other nutrients as the formula. Our small feed mill plant are specially used to produce feed for poultry, livestock, pigs, horses, cattle, sheep, chickens, ducks, goose and other animals.For different animals, with different growth cycles, (chicks, suckling pigs, calves, etc.), the feed pellet size required is different, but our feed production line only needs to replace ring molds with different apertures or use a pellet crumbler to reach the required size.

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Parameter of animal feed processing plant

Model Capacity Main Motor Power Feeder Motor Power Conditioner Power Dia. of Ring Die Pellet Size
SZLH250 1-2T/H 22KW 0.75kw 1.5kw 250mm 2-12mm
SZLH320 3-4T/H 37KW 1.5kw 2.2kw 320mm 2-12mm
SZLH350 5-7T/H 55KW 1.5kw 3kw 350mm 2-12mm
SZLH420 8-12T/H 110KW 1.5kw 7.5kw 420mm 2-12mm
SZLH508 10-18T/H 160KW 2.2kw 11kw 508mm 2-12mm
SZLH558 15-25T/H 180KW 2.2kw 11kw 558mm 2-12mm
SZLH678 20-30T/H 220KW 2.2kw 11kw 678mm 2-12mm
SZLH768 25-42T/H 280KW 2.2kw 11kw 768mm 2-12mm
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