Improving on-farm mixing efficiency

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Show simple item record Goodband, Robert D. 2010-04-15T21:36:17Z 2010-04-15T21:36:17Z 2010-04-15T21:36:17Z
dc.description.abstract Particle size reduction has a great impact on efficiency of feed utilization. Decreasing particle size improves digestibility of nutrients by increasing surface area and allowing for greater interaction with digestive enzymes. In addition, particle size reduction can influence how uniformly feed is mixed and potential for segregation of ingredients. Mixing equipment and times also need to be evaluated to ensure feed uniformity. Very often suggested mixing times underestimate the amount of time necessary to thoroughly mix feed. Items such as worn paddles or ribbons, ribbon or paddle speed, and overfilling mixers increase the time necessary for adequate feed mixing and uniformity. The consequences of undermixed feed will be observed in poorer feed conversion. This will be most evident in younger or limit-fed pigs. A mixing efficiency test is a simple procedure to check if your feed is adequately mixed and, therefore, should be used as an indicator of feed quality control. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1990 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 91-189-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 610 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Diet en_US
dc.subject Process en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Improving on-farm mixing efficiency en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1990 en_US
dc.citation.epage 18 en_US
dc.citation.spage 14 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 1990 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US

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