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Conveyor Systems and Feed Contamination

Conveyor Systems and Feed Contamination

Reducing cross-contamination often means changing how your grain handling facility processes and transports your animal feed. If your ingredients or materials leave behind residue, you will need to clean the equipment before loading on another batch of feed. Conveyor...

National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020

National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020

The National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020 is a six-day event centered on farmers and agricultural producers with the aim of improving safety for all types of professionals. This year’s festival is set for September 20- 26, with the theme “Every Farmer Counts.” The...

Feed Traceability and COVID-19

Feed Traceability and COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was planning to release new food safety and traceability guidelines in March 2020, but the new rules will incorporate additional safety practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. While the...

Feed Mill & Safety

Feed Mill & Safety

Safety should be a top priority when managing or operating a feed mill. From the feed mill construction to daily operations, you need to protect your workers from slips, falls, and other types of injuries on the job, while making sure that your feed is safe for...

Increasing Productivity and Creating Efficiency within Feed Mills

Increasing Productivity and Creating Efficiency within Feed Mills

Feed mills should adhere to a range of rules and regulations when developing and distributing their products. Use these feed mill best practices to increase efficiency and the overall quality of your feed. Particle Size All particles should be uniform in size and...

What Kind of Mixer Produces the Most Uniformed Feed?

What Kind of Mixer Produces the Most Uniformed Feed?

Mixing is at the heart of every feed mill facility. This is considered one of the most important, and sensitive, components of the feed milling process. The goal of the mixing process is to create a uniform feed for your animals and livestock. Generally, this means...

Feed Mill Best Practices

Feed Mill Best Practices

There are many things to consider when operating and configuring a feed mill. The goal is to get as much high-quality product out the door as efficiently and as cheaply as possible. Feed processing typically involves several steps, including sequencing, grinding,...

Ways to Reduce Mixing Time

Ways to Reduce Mixing Time

Feed mill mixing tends to be one of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects of running a feed mill. Combining all your source ingredients into a consistent, nutritious product can be a challenge, especially if you’re using the wrong equipment. There are several...

How to Ensure Uniformity of the Feed is Achieved

How to Ensure Uniformity of the Feed is Achieved

Making sure the particles of your feed are uniform in size is crucial to the mixing process. If some of your particles are too large or too small, they will either sink or rise to the bottom of the batch, making it nearly impossible to create a consistent product for...

Feed Mixing & Particle Size

Feed Mixing & Particle Size

The size of your particles can have a major bearing on the overall accuracy of your animal feed. If your particles vary too much in size and shape, they won’t mix as evenly as larger particles sink to the bottom and larger particles rise to the top. This reduces the...