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A guide to feed and roller mills

If you have livestock, you may come across the challenge of figuring out the best way to feed them. A roller mill might be the solution to this problem. Rolled grain is a great way to increase the nutritional value of your grain, making it easier for animal consumption for faster weight gain.


Roller mills are easily adjustable and are able to handle a vast variety of grain to give your livestock the right amount and type of feed they need. 


Here are a few ways to can use your roller mill to feed your livestock in a healthy, efficient way:


Store Grains Whole


Purchasing whole grains is the most efficient way to buy feed. They are often inexpensive and can be bought in bulk. 

What make’s whole grains great is their stability and low spoil risk. Unlike ground grains which can spoil within a couple of months, whole grains can be kept for up to a year. The same is true for livestock feed pellets. Commercially available feed pallets and even homemade ones may go bad within a month. 


We suggest purchasing and storing large quantities of whole grain but only processing what you can use in short periods of time. 


Efficient Feeding


Though whole grains are great for storage, they aren’t as great as a feed itself. When you feed livestock whole grains, chances are most of the grain is passing through your animal undigested. Your animal will only get a small fracture of the value from that feed.


A roller mill gives you an efficient tool for rapidly turning your grain into animal feed. If you have a high capacity mill, you can grind out months worth of feed quickly then store it and use it over the short term. Rolled grains are better suited for direct livestock feeding, there’s no need to add either molasses or oil to try and control dust. 


Choosing The Right Grind For Your Animals 


Different livestock need different grain sizes. Generally, smaller animals prefer smaller grain particles, however, particles that are too small can contribute to ulcers. You can avoid this by ensuring that your grinding mill is set properly. If you’re considering grinding corn for feed, purchasing a rotary mill is a great option since they’re specially designed to produce fluffier, more nutritional feed while using less corn. 


As livestock get older, their nutritional needs and grain size change too. Roller mills help get the right grind for your livestock. They produce a more uniform feed, so you won’t have to worry about having too small or too large particles. There’s also a lesser chance of dust, meaning more feed from your seed, and less money spent on additives. 


Looking For A Roller Mill To Feed Your Livestock?


If you’re looking to add a feed mill to your livestock operations, whether it’s a hobby farm or a major business, Burando Hill has the roller mill for you. We don’t cut corners when it comes to offering the industrial farming equipment you deserve. You can trust Burando Hill to provide roller mills that don’t require frustrating repeat maintenance or parts replacement. 


To learn more about our Farmking roller mill or are interested in any of our other equipment for sale, please contact us on 1300 287 363. We’re happy to help you discuss your farming needs. 

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