The rapid population increase in the world and Turkey and the change in consumption habits that give more weight on animal proteins make cattle feed production more and more important. Besides, consumers’ low price demands and competition between firms make it obligatory to keep up with the latest technologies.
Industrial animal feeds are produced by breaking down and mixing grain and similar raw materials at different ratios depending on the target animal group. These raw materials go through several different processes until they turn into pellet feed or granular feed which we call finished goods. Each process affects the quality of the final product.
In this context, Ruminant Specialist Sion Richards and Technical Marketing Specialist Yavuz Meral of DSM, global animal feed producer, have written up the recent developments in the ruminant feed additive sector for the cover story we have been preparing. Business Development Assistant Director Mahmut Tatlıdil of Yemmak, one of the exclusive companies of Turkey in the feed machinery technologies, has discussed the stages of cattle feed production and the technological innovations in this area. Kahl Group, a German feed technology manufacturer, too, takes its place in our cover story with an essay on long-fiber feeds.
In our previous article titled "Status of Feed Production in the World and Turkey" information is given about "feed planet, Mahmut TATLIDİL ve Status of Feed Production".