Duck feed is also major poultry feed IDAH produces in its home market. IDAH also has experiences with pelleting agriculture by products or wastes for livestock feeding purposes. And this experience includes pelleting corn shells and soy bean shells.
Duck shares same manufacturing procedure with pellet pig feed. Several tips in making duck feed is listed below.
Formulation uses for duck feed contains high concentration of fiber and makes the mash very puffy. It is a rule of thumb to know that any formulation with lots of fiber will generally make it harder to be treated with massive direct steam. Over dosed direct steam will eventually explode the pellets by creating cracks on the surface.
Concentration of fiber and pellet quality are equally proportional, however, high concentration of fiber will lower the efficiency of pelleting capacity.
One percent of water can be added in the mixer to compensate any raw material that is either bad at absorbing water or inacceptable with steam injection during pre-conditioning. It makes easier with the pelleting.