Feedlot owners know the importance of getting cattle in and out in the shortest available time. Feed efficiency is a critical aspect of that cycle that has to be looked at from every possible angle, especially considering costs associated with that feed. One of the angles that should be looked at is how that feed is processed. Is it being processed in a way that it can be used most efficiently by that animal? If not, that feed is being wasted or under utilized, adding cost upon cost.
Steam -flaking is one of those processes that helps you to get the most you can out of your feed. The steaming releases starches in the feed grain that are essential to helping those cattle make quicker gains. Ferrell Ross Manufacturing is one of the companies that makes those steam flaking mills. I spoke to Clay Gerber of Ferrell Ross about their mill at NCBA 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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