alfalfa pellet machine introduction
alfalfa pellet machine is used to make alfalfa into pellets for animal feed,poultry feed and heating fuel. the alfalfa pellet making machine can pellets with 2mm to 8mm. As a professional alfalfa pellet mill manufacturer, we can supply you electric flat die alfalfa pellet machine and diesel engine alfalfa pellet making machine. The alfalfa pellet machines we offered are specially designed for farmers who grow alfalfa. With our low investment alfalfa pellet machine, alfalfa growers can produce their own alfalfa fuel pellets to reduce the cost of their own farm house or other farm buildings. Our alfalfa pellet machines are versatile and can make both alfalfa feed pellets and other fuel pellets. it can process alfalfa pellet, hay pellet, grass pellet, and straw pellet.
about alfalfa and why using alfalfa
Alfalfa, according to Wikipedia, is also a plant that can grow all year round, with a life span ranging from four to twenty years. It is probably a high-yielding nitrogen-fixing perennial crop in the world, and can be made into fuel pellets for home heating. Its main advantage as a biofuel compared to grass is that it requires no nitrogen fertilizer from soil or fertilizer sources at all.
Alfalfa is known as the king of pasture, with high yield, good quality and rich nutrition. Alfalfa contains a lot of crude protein, carbohydrates and vitamins B, C, E. Most livestock like to eat alfalfa. With the development of commodity economy, the alfalfa industry has developed rapidly. Now, the acreage of alfalfa has expanded.Alfalfa pellets are a feed made from alfalfa. After the alfalfa is dried, it can be granulated by a granulator. Alfalfa pellets are high in protein. It can help reduce the dosage of concentrated feeds. And alfalfa pellets are easier to feed, install and transport than fresh alfalfa.
Alfalfa is a perennial legume forage with strong stress resistance and wide adaptability, which can grow in a variety of climates and soil conditions. Alfalfa grass is the most popular forage for all kinds of animal husbandry. It has the advantages of high forage value, high yield, good taste and rich nutrition.Alfalfa stems and leaves are rich in crude protein, high-quality fiber, minerals, multivitamins and carotenoids. A large number of experiments at home and abroad have proved that alfalfa is a good feed for cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, camels and other animals.
In order to facilitate transportation and storage, and reduce the cost of feed processing and the waste in the feeding process, the alfalfa grass can be dried and processed into alfalfa grass granules through a granulation process. The fresh alfalfa grass is made into pellet feed, which physically destroys the plant cell wall, cellulose structure and lignin structure, and relaxes the dense cellulose of the plant.
what alfalfa pellets used for?
Alfalfa pellets can be used to add calories to a horse’s diet. They are a great source of calories for horses because they are grass-based.
Forage-based calories do not cause many of the problems of high-sugar and starchy feeds such as grains. They provide calories without the “hot” factor. Most horses out there won’t be “hot” on alfalfa.
making alfalfa pellet for animal feed
Alfalfa pellets can be used as a good pellet feed for animals. Compared with straw, alfalfa pellet feed has the advantages of cleanliness, balanced nutrition, easy storage and long shelf life.
making alfalfa pellet for animal bedding
In addition to being used as fuel and animal feed, alfalfa pellets can also be used as animal bedding, such as horse mats, cat litter, etc. alfalfa pellets are used as animal bedding and are an additive-free.
making alfalfa pellet for heating fuel
Alfalfa pellets are commonly used as fuel for household pellet boilers, pellet stoves and other pellet appliances. Large alfalfa pellets are often co-fired with traditional fuels such as coal.
how to make alfalfa pellets for feed and fuel?
Alfalfa pellet machine is a kind of pellet mill specially designed for making alfalfa pellets. Usually alfalfa pellets are used as cattle feed or fertilizer or fuel. But it has been widely recognized that they can also be used as fuel pellets for burning.
before making alfalfa pellets with alfalfa pellet machine, you need to separate alfalfa and foreign matter in alfalfa, probably a lot more than sawdust, so it’s important to keep the alfalfa separate from foreign objects.
② Drying (optional)
In order to optimize the quality of alfalfa pellets, the optimum moisture content of alfalfa granulation should be about 11-13%. You can turn to a dryer to get the ideal moisture quickly. Or you can let it dry naturally in the sun.
③ Crushing alfalfa
The original size of alfalfa hay is not suitable for direct processing by alfalfa pellet mills. Grind it into small powder, the granulation rate and particle quality will be better. Feed hammer mills can help you produce products of various particle sizes.
④ pelleting alfalfa
Place alfalfa hay or bales into the feeder of the alfalfa pelletizer machine and they will be compressed into the cylindrical holes in the die and discharged from the machine. During this process, a suitable binder such as 1 – 3% molasses, fat or colloidal clay can be added to the material. After the whole procedure is completed, you can get the alfalfa feed pellets.
When you are going to pelletize, the first step is drying alfalfa until the moisture is about 15%. The wetter or dryer material will affect the final quality of alfalfa pellets. You can resort to a drier, so that you can get the ideal moisture quickly.
The second step you have to do is grinding alfalfa. The original form of alfalfa is not appropriate for the alfalfa pellet machine to process directly. When you grind it to small powders, the pelletizing rate and pellets quality will be better.
Then the most important step is coming. Put the alfalfa to the feeder of alfalfa pellet mill, they will be compressed to columned holes on the die and discharged from the machine. Thus the whole procedure is finished.But take care of the high temperature of pellets.
specification of alfalfa pellet making mill
electric alfalfa pellet machine
diesel engine alfalfa pellet mill
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