your should make your own pellet diet by feed pellet mill todayThe improvements in feed conversion were thought to be due to less wastage at the feeder and improved nutrient utilization due to such factors as starch gelatinization. However, we don’t feed corn-soybean meal based diets anymore. Today our diets are apt to contain various amounts of distillers grains and bakery by-products. In addition, feeder design improvements have lessened feed wastage at the feed trough overall and genetic/nutrition improvements have lowered feed conversions.
How many fines can you accept in a pelleted diet and still see an sufficient improvement in feed conversion to pay the cost of the pellet process? The answers aren’t clear for all the combinations of diet ingredients, eating behaviors associated with different genetic lines and ingredient pricing.