The pelleting process for feed production consists of compressing feed into pellets suitable for the particular animal involved. Feed is forced through small holes in a round die, utilizing steam. Some feedstuffs are more conducive to producing good pellets than others, e.q. wheat, probably because of its gluten, usually improves pellet quality, whereas, oats is difficult to pellet. The addition of fat may allow for increased quality and yield up to a point, but beyond 4—5% fat causes the pellets to be quite unstable and they break apart easily in handling.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Hassibi, M.; Kashani, A. B.; and Carlson, C. W., "Pelleting Turkey Diets" (1985). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1985. 2.