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A Guide of Feed Pellet Mill

By Jack Huang    Sep 19, 2017

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Pelleting has a long history, which could be dated back to 1920. There are many kinds of pellet for different applications like wood pellet and feed pellet. Today, feed pelletizing is widely used for its nutritional benefits and physical benefits such as easy handling, ingredient segregation reduction, feed wastage reduction, and high bulk density. In the 1990s, a lot of manufacturers choose the feed pellets. One is to facilitate storage and transportation, another is the feed pellet mills are small, hardness, and easy feeding. 

More about feed pellet mill

How to make feed pellets? The small pellet mill can reach your requirements. The feed pellet mill has many types. In term of the purpose, feed pellet mill can be divided into chicken feed pellet mill, fish feed pellet mill and pig pellet mill. As for the raw materials, Crops such as corn stalks, straw, peanut shells, corn cob, cotton rods, weeds, branches, leaves, sawdust, and bark can be the main raw materials for feed pellets. The feed pellet is conducive to the digestion and absorption of livestock, so the feed mill is popular among the farmer. For the farmer, they can get more profits. So the small pellet mill is popular in 1990, and there are many feed pellets suppliers start to sell the pellets. 

materials for feed pellet mill

The advantages of small feed pellet mill and pellets

  • The feed pellet machine has many advantages in term of the machine. The feed pellet mill has a simple structure, wide adaptability, and low noise. For many families, if you have not a big garden or big house, you can also own a small pellet mill. It can run as usual.
  • Compared with the traditional feedstuff, feed mills are easy to store and transport. The Moisture content of the pellets is basically equal to the moisture content of the material before granulating, so feed pellets are dryer than conventional feedstuff.
  • As the feedstuff, feed pellets have unique advantages. The internal ripening degree of briquette is full. These characters can improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients, and can reduce the general pathogenic. What’s more, pellets are easy to digest for livestock.

Compared with the wood pellet mill

Due to the similarity in appearance between feed pellet mill and wood pellet mill, many people cannot distinguish them. Actually, wood pellet mill evolved from feed pellet mill. Along with the trend of protecting the environment, people prefer to seek a new resource to replace the wood, fuel or gas. The wood pellet distinguishes itself among others with many advantages. Firstly, some suppliers use feed pellet mill to make wood pellets. With the demand for the wood pellets growing, wood pellet mill comes into being. 

  • It is difficult for the traditional small feed pellet machine to suppress the wood mills because the requirement of pressure to suppress the wood pellet is greater, the wear rate of the feed pellet mill is higher, and the service life of the feed pellet mill is getting shorter, so as to the majority of customers caused a lot of economic losses.
  • Wood pellet mill’s mold is flat. Put the materials into the pellet machine from top to bottom directly. Sawdust's weight is very light. The sawdust put into the wheel after the rotation by the rotation to the surrounding. Feed pellet mill’s ring mold is the mold, either. Put the materials from top to the bottom.
  • The wood pellet mill has a high pressure, high stability and good heat dissipation. Besides, it can run for a long time. The feed pellet has high temperature, low pressure, high yield and easy to ripen. 

Common fault and eliminating methods

Due to the prolonged application and lack of maintenance, there may have some problems during the using of feed pellet mill. GEMCO is doing business primarily in manufacturing and selling biomass briquetting machine, small pellet mill and large wood pellet project with CE certification. As a professional pellet mill supplier, we would like to introduce some problems and the solution.

Low yield

  1. The flat-die is first used. The smooth finish of the nib is poor.
  2. The Moisture content of the goods is much higher or lower.
  3. The gap between the press roll and flat-die is large.

  1. With oil grinding and lubrication, the feed pellet mill work for some time and the yield is increased.
  2. Adjust the moisture of the goods.
  3. Adjust the compression bolt.

Mills contain too much powder

  1. The moisture content is much lower.
  2. The express wear of the flat-die.

  1. Increase the moisture content.
  2. Change a new flat-die.

Rough surface


  1. The moisture content is much lower.
  2. The express wear of the flat-die.

  1.  Reduce the moisture content.
  2. The pellet mill should run with the oil grinding and lubrication.

Abnormal noise 


  1. There are some sundries in the pellet machine.
  2. The bearing doesn’t work.
  3. Loose parts.


  1. Clean away the sundries.
  2. Change a new bearing.
  3. Strengthening parts.


Above all, we have introduced some problems and the solutions, if you have others problems you can contact us. The GEMCO is pleased to answer your questions!