What is Feed Mixer?
It is also known as feed mixing machine. It is a very useful agricultural machine that alleviates the workload of farmers and producers dealing with livestock and dairy farming. It has been designed to distribute various animal feeds into a homogeneous mixture with its solid, strong and durable structures and easy use. It can be produced in different capacities for all small, medium and large enterprises.
What Does a Feed Mixer Do?
The feed mixer is used to break up packed straw, alfalfa and hay bales. It provides homogeneous mixing of corn Forage Harvester, beet crushed, pulp, bran and various feed materials.
- There is an increase in total milk yield.
- It reduces feed cost.
- Provides improvement in milk fat ratio.
- Digestive and metabolic disorders seen in animals are reduced.
- Labor cost is reduced.
- Waste of feed is reduced.
What are the Feed Mixer Types?
There are two types of feed mixers, horizontal and vertical.
1. Horizontal Feed Mixers
There is a side conveyor extension option where high and long feeder ratios can be discharged. In these machines, where a digital weighing system is usually integrated, information about the weight and type of feed is provided to the user. The machine contains a magnet that can remove unwanted materials such as wire mixed into the bait. In addition to these, hydraulic control levers that facilitate the control of the device, unloading cover and belt operation control provide a user-friendly experience at every stage of the process. Star and ax knives on the helix increase the mincing performance and also help mixing to a great extent.
2. Vertical Feed Mixers
Provide long-lasting use with wear-resistant steel materials. The volume of the machines can be increased in direct proportion to the number of animals with the riser piece that provides volume increase. It offers solutions for various needs with its chopper blades, digital scale, mixing helix, opposite blade placement, side conveyor extension option and magnets and feed sorting feature.
How Does the Feed Mixer Work?
First, dry and roughage can be thrown into the machine, then dry alfalfa and similar forages are chopped. Since dry grass is primarily crumbled when thrown into the machine and loses its roughage feature, attention is paid to the order, and friable forages are added last.
Feeds that are difficult to chop and more humid must be put into the machine as a priority in order for them to be shredded better. With the addition of dry factory feeds to the machine, granular feeds and pulp are also added to the mixture. In order for concentrated feeds to be easy to digest, care must be taken during the mixing and chopping time. Feed additives can be added to the machine after concentrated feeds or feed additives can be poured onto the feed during service. At the last stage, wet feeds such as Forage Harvester are thrown into the machine, and the process is completed without reducing it too much and without losing its roughage feature.
The mixing time of the feeds varies depending on the machine type and feed type.
What are the Feed Mixer Models?
Feed mixer models differ as horizontal auger and vertical auger. Depending on the portability, there are models that are fixed, self-propelled and can be attached to the tractor via the drawbar. The most appropriate selection should be made according to the scale of the enterprise, the number of animals available and the types of feed to be used.
How Much Are Feed Mixer Prices?
Feed mixers, which ease the workload of farmers and producers dealing with livestock and dairy farming, and reduce feed cost and feed waste, are in the middle price segment. The prices of the machine you choose will vary according to the scale of the business and the number of animals raised. You can contact us by filling out the contact form to get information about feed mixer prices.
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