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Jun 5, 2020

What is Traceability and How Can It Be Avoided?

In the feed mill industry, traceability is the idea of recording and documenting all ingredients and drugs that are used in your animal feed. Maining quality feed mix for your animals involves tracing the drugs and ingredients that go into your animal feed will help you and your team better regulate the quality of your products. If you deviate from established sequencing guidelines or use drugs and ingredients that may be harmful to your animals, you may need to recall your products down the line. You could end up endangering the lives of your customers, not to mention the legal implications and the public relations nightmare that may follow suit. It’s best to simplify the mixing and production process as much as possible, so you don’t have to worry as much about ruining large batches of feed, processing your feed the wrong way, or feeding your animals harmful or dangerous ingredients. Using the latest sequencing and processing guidelines, you can master the art of mixing and grinding to make sure your animals stay as healthy as possible. Rethink your grain handling approach to traceability with these production tips.
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Jun 5, 2020

Pre Grinding vs Post Grinding Systems

When producing feed for your animals, there are two ways to grind your ingredients to create the perfect feed mix quality: pre-grinding and post-grinding. Pre-grinding means grinding up individual ingredients before you mix them together. Post-grinding means grinding up these ingredients after they’ve already been mixed together. As you might imagine, when you choose to grind can have a major effect on the overall quality of your grinding processes. Let’s talk about the key differences between these two types of grain mills, so you can choose the right one for your business.
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May 20, 2020

Mixing Quality

Animal feed mixing is the heart and soul of any feed mill operation. Most feeds contain a range of raw ingredients that vary in size, shape, and consistency. The facility will need to break up and thoroughly mix these ingredients together to create a homogenous random mixture that’s uniform in size and shape. This ensures that every animal consumes the same amount of raw ingredients, otherwise these animals may start to develop at different rates or die prematurely.
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May 20, 2020

Why Is Feed Mill Mixing Important?

When it comes to producing animal feed for your livestock, you need to thoroughly mix your raw ingredients together to produce a uniform product that will benefit the health of your animals. The mixer is often known as the heart of the feed mill. All raw materials must pass through the mixer as they make their way through the mill. The mixer turns different ingredients into a homogenous mass in which every pellet or feed ration contains the same amount of each ingredient. If your animal feed has not been properly mixed together, it could damage the digestive lining of your animals.
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Apr 28, 2020

Top Industrial Construction Companies: What You Should Know

Nothing could be more crucial to your business than starting a new construction project. If you want to save money and build a lasting addition to your business, you need to look for construction firms that share your vision. In today’s fast-paced industry, the top industrial construction companies must utilize the latest technology in their designs and plan for an energy-efficient future, while preserving the health and safety of facility employees.
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Apr 28, 2020

Grain Bin Safety Information

Grain storage tends to be the most dangerous potential hazard in the agricultural industry. Farmworkers can easily become entrapped in these bins when inspecting, breaking up, or unloading various agricultural products. The U.S. sees around 15 to 20 grain bin-related entrapments a year. When the grain is released from the container or begins shifting inside the bin, workers may be entrapped in a matter of seconds, leading to suffocation and even death.
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Apr 21, 2020

Planning a New Feed Mill

Like any major commercial undertaking, designing a new feed mill requires a great deal of forethought and an acute understanding of the current trends in your industry. To make the most of your new feed mill, you need to make sure the facility will help you reach your business goals for the foreseeable future. This means utilizing the latest technology, improving the safety and efficiency of your facility, and creating a scalable business model that can grow with your business.
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Feb 4, 2020

Hammer Mills vs. Roller Mills: What's Better for Your Business

When supplying feed to your livestock, you’ll need to choose between two types of feed mills: hammer mills and roller mills. Both types of milling come with their fair share of pros and cons and making the right decision for your business all depends on the types of animals you’re raising.
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Feb 4, 2020

Feed Mill Design & Construction: Top Things to Consider

When building or designing a new feed mill, there are plenty of different factors to consider. No two facilities are exactly alike. You’ll need to adjust your plans based on the size of your facility, what you’re trying to achieve, and what kinds of animals you’re looking to raise, all the while maintaining the health and safety of your employees.
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Jan 7, 2020

How to Improve Energy Efficiency in the Milling Process

Feed mills tend to produce thousands of pounds of animal feed every day, if not every hour. Powerful hammer and roller mills crush flour, wheat, and other grains to create animal feed, consuming large volumes of energy in the process.
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Jan 7, 2020

Creating the Right Sized Particles for Your Animal Feed

Getting animal feed particles down to the right size is an important part of the feed milling industry. If your particles are too large, too small, or irregular in size and shape, your operations will suffer as a result. Different species of animals have different digestive systems. To maximize your output, whether it’s milk, meat or eggs, it’s important to feed your animals the right sized particles, so their digestive systems can process this food properly.
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Jun 8, 2013

A Passion For Safety

Memories can change our lives. They can warm our hearts and teach us valuable lessons. In the case of Steve Halverson, one memory in particular, is helping him teach an important lesson to others about safety.
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