Now almost all pig farms are pellet feed. Pellet feed began in the 1980s, when China was not developed enough, but it was widely used in developed countries. At present, with the rapid progress of China's aquaculture industry, it is also widely used in China, mainly in aquaculture and aquaculture. Why is pellet widely used now and what are the benefits?
The comparison between pellet feed and powdered feed is listed
Powder feed is easy to damp and agglomerate, and even mildew; powdered feed is easy to oxidize when exposed to air for a long time, but the pellet feed has little contact with the air after extrusion, and the storage time is relatively long. In addition, the pellet feed has been treated in the process of processing, and the moisture-proof effect is good.
During the processing of pellet feed, there are some seasonings such as honey and oil, so the pig's diet will also increase; pigs like to eat the roots and stems of plants, and the pellet feed is made of imitating the roots of plants, which has relatively good palatability. In addition, after mature incubation and expansion, these changes the feed structure and increases the pig's appetite.
High feed conversion rate
Pigs' sense of smell is more sensitive than dogs' sense of smell. This specialty can help them find food, even if they can smell it a few meters underground. Therefore, pigs always choose when they eat feed, and some feed will spill out. Compared with pellet feed, pellet feed will not cause excessive waste of feed, and can ensure the transformation of nutrition.
Pig breeders may find such a problem when using self-made ingredients. Some formulated feeds have layered situation, because the density and volume of various powders are different. If they are put together, there will be stratification, which will lead to uneven distribution of nutrients, which is not conducive to the growth of pigs.
In addition, the powder feed dust, easy to make pigs infected with respiratory diseases, and pellet will not have such problems, so as to ensure the health of pigs.
Safer feed pellets
The feed prepared by ourselves is easy to be infected by bacteria and viruses. Due to the raw materials from harvesting to transportation to preservation and preparation, these processes may be contaminated. For example, the self ingredients are contaminated by Escherichia coli, which will lead to diarrhea of pigs after eating, which will bring losses to the pig farm.
The pellet material is made of high-temperature steam, which can effectively kill the pathogen in the process of production, thus leading to the safety of feed.