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Effect of ingredients and processing parameters on pellet quality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10536797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rations containing varying ratios of corn, high-oil corn, soybean meal, and mechanically expelled soybean meal were pelleted. The effects of ingredients, conditioning steam pressure, and mixing paddle configuration inside the conditioner on pellet quality were investigated. Ration ingredients strongly affected pellet quality. Increasing the protein content increased the pellet durability, whereas increasing the oil content above 7.5% greatly decreased pellet durability. High-oil corn and mechanically expelled soybean meal produced acceptable pellets when combined with soybean meal and regular corn, respectively. However, poor pellet quality resulted when rations containing high-oil corn and mechanically expelled soybean meal were processed. Increasing the residence time in the conditioner by changing mixing paddle pitch resulted in an average 4.5-point increase in pellet durability indices among 65:35 (wt) corn:soybean meal and 65:35 high-oil corn:soybean meal rations.
J L Briggs; D E Maier; B A Watkins; K C Behnke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-16     Completed Date:  1999-11-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1464-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1146, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed / standards*
Food Handling*
Plant Oils / analysis*
Quality Control
Zea mays
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Oils

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