1. Avoid grading and environmental pollution, easy to store and transport.
The powdery feed is likely to layering when storing and transporting. But this won't happen to pellet feed. Besides, there is no dust in pellet feed, which will greatly decrease the pollution of water and it won't affect the respiratory system of animals. After the powdery feed is pelletized, the volume will be reduced by about 1/3, which can reduce the storage capacity, save freight, and has good fluidity and easy management. For ruminant feeds, which contain many powders, especially cotton fiber with small specific gravity, often adhere to the storage tanks due to molasses or high-fat feeds. However, pellets rarely adhere to each other for their good fluidity.
2. Kill and destroy harmful substances in feed and improve food safety.
People who eat meat infected by harmful bacteria such as Salmonella can get diseases. But the high-temperature tempering and re-granulation method can kill the Salmonella in animal feed, which indirectly improves the safety of food and protects human health.
3. Improve the appetite of animals and increase feed intake.
After being high-temperature conditioning, the starch and other nutrients in the pellet feed are cured, the appetite of animals is improved, the density is increased, the volume is reduced, the nutrient improved, thereby the animal's feed intake is increased.
4. Facilitate animal digestion and improve feed utilization.
During the pelleting process, due to the effects of water, temperature, and pressure, the feed has gone through some physical and chemical reactions and starch gelatinization, which makes the animals' digestion more effective. Some toxic substances or inhibitors (such as trypsin inhibitor, hemagglutinin, etc.) are destroyed by heat, which improves the digestion and utilization of feed. Compared with feeding animals with powder feed, feeding pellet feed can increase the feed conversion rate by 10%~12%. Feeding pellet feed will make the pigs increase more weight compared with feeding power feed. When feeding broiler chicken, the feed-to-meat ratio will decrease by 3%-10%.
5. Avoid animal picky eating and reduce feed waste.
The pellet feed is of uniform size and comprehensive nutrition. It can prevent poultry from selecting feeds according to their palatability, causing losses due to flying powder in the air and water.