International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

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Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part C (2024)

Utilization of pulses byproduct for preparing feed pellets

Author(s): Mohini M Dange and PH Bakane
Abstract: Animal Feed Mill (AFM) was developed to process 100 kg of byproduct per day. The commercialized technology, PKV mini dal mill gives the recovery of nearly 72 to 75% and 25 to 28% byproduct (brokens + husk + powder). Among the byproduct, the brokens are used for human consumption where as remaining 15-16% is husk and powder. This remaining 15-16% byproduct (husk + powder) contains nearly 18 to 20% of proteins and hence can be used for preparing Animal feed pellets.
The developed Animal feed mill consist of hopper, mixing chamber, compaction chamber, outlet /die, motor and frame. The developed AFM is having capacity nearly 100 kg per day and is operating on 3 HP single phase motor. By pelleting the byproduct the volume is reduced and it becomes easier to handle and store the original material. Optimum proportion of ingredients for making animal feed pellet were by-product (husk + powder) 1 kg, 1/2 lit of water, 50 g (5% of byproduct) of jaggery (Binder) and 20 g (2%) salt. At optimum condition of 50% water content (% byproduct), 5% binder (% byproduct) and 30 rpm of Animal feed mill, the capacity of AFM is 15.6 kg/hr, the efficiency of AFM is 95.9% and firmness/ hardness of pellets is 7.69 kg. The dried animal feed pellets was having moisture content of 8.324% (wb) bulk density of 646 kg/m3, 25% porosity and the water activity is 0.148. The unit cost of processing animal feed pellet is @ Rs 15/kg.
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International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research
How to cite this article:
Mohini M Dange, PH Bakane. Utilization of pulses byproduct for preparing feed pellets. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(5):243-250. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i5c.1082
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