Modern compound feeds are increasingly sold in the form of granules. Granulation is not a whim of a compound feed producer, but one of the elements of feed production. During the process, the crumbly substance is pressed in the form of small cylinders (granules) or large 2-3 mm grains. During granulation, gelatinization and rupture of long molecules of feed components occurs, which improves the assimilation of mixtures by animals.
The advantages of granular feed are:
- minimization of dust pollution in the room;
- exclusion of the possibility of stratification of feed during storage, filling, transportation;
- minimization of selective feeding;
- uniformity of distribution of all components in each granule;
- destruction of harmful bacteria, viruses and colonies of molds that produce toxins and can be harmful and even dangerous to animal health;
- more efficient use of nutrients by converting starch into dextrins;
- better digestibility of feed due to the uniform distribution of fat on the surface of the granule.
Maximum benefits and efficiency of feeding – these are the advantages of using granular feed.