For feed producers, the ultimate goal is to have healthy and productive animals for their customers, to build a trusting relationship with their customers, and to become repeat customers when they are satisfied. Manufacturers must strictly control the entire feed production process to ensure product quality, customer trust, to meet the needs of animal production.
Sourcing feed ingredients from reliable suppliers is the first step in building trust with customers. The water content, fat, fiber, protein content, quality safety and animal palatability of raw materials must be carefully assessed; Grain should be tested for moisture and density. Is the raw material contaminated or adulterated? Feed manufacturers should inspect raw materials at the time of delivery and before unloading to ensure that they meet production requirements. Commercial microcomputer-driven devices can be programmed to test a variety of parameters, including water content. When testing the quality and safety of feed, governments often have the same testing equipment as feed manufacturers, helping to ensure the consistency and accuracy of test results.
Key factor 1 -- water content
Water content is one of the key parameters to check for the following reasons:
1. Excessive drying may mean that the material is burnt and degraded.
2. Excessive moisture will make feed raw materials produce mold, mildew, which will not be suitable for feed processing.
3. Excessive moisture may cause excessive temperatures in some areas of stored feed ingredients, which may cause fire in the presence of oxygen.
4. The high water content causes the feed mixture to be too wet, which prevents the manufacturer from using enough steam to achieve good pelleting results.
5. Sour or burnt corn should never be used in feed, because production and processing cannot eliminate the odor and poor condition of corn kernels, resulting in a large discount in feed quality.
The STAFF responsible FOR RECEIVING bulk or bagged feedSTOCK IS the final CHECKPOINT and is responsible for checking SPECIFICATIONS and quality before FEEDstock is put into storage. When feed materials are delivered to the processing plant, all quality problems shall be checked and recorded in a timely manner and can be returned if necessary. Inspectors are trained to return any feed material with torn or damaged packaging. If raw materials are transported in bulk by truck or rail, inspectors should be trained to ensure that product inspections are in place and that no defective goods are received.
Key factor 2 -- Accuracy
Precise mixing of feed ingredients is another key to achieving a well-formulated diet. The production scale and related equipment must be well maintained. It is recommended that the production scale be approved at least four times a year and the mixer be inspected regularly.
As a feed manufacturer, establishing quality reputation is the key to ensure customer satisfaction and business development. Through good raw material procurement and sound company production system, feed manufacturers and customers to build a trust relationship. These customers are food suppliers to consumers to whom feed producers want to provide safe, quality and cost-effective feed products.