Alfalfa Pellet Mill

Alfalfa is an excellent source of plant protein, energy, vitamins and minerals for horses, pigs, poultry and other animals, and is a good raw material for making animal feed. What’s more, alfalfa is an important forage crop belonging to the legume family, widely cultivated in many countries around the world including America, United Kingdom, Africa, New Zealand, and Africa etc. It is also called Lucerne in some places. In fact, it is the only feed pellet manufactured and sold in every country.

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Make Feed Pellets from Alfalfa

ABC Machinery is one of the largest sellers and suppliers of pellet machines in China. His subsidiary Gemco has become a manufacturer integrating R&D, production, sales and after-sales. If you are interested in the performance of the equipment and how to establish a pellet machine factory, please contact us! Here can provide you with a complete service.

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What is Alfalfa Grass?

The following is the scientific classification of alfalfa grass:

  • Kingdom: Plantae.
  • Division: Magnoliophyta.
  • Class: Magnoliopsida.
  • Subclass: Aosidae.
  • Order: Fava.
  • Family: Fabaceae.
  • Subfamily: Faboideae.
  • Tribe: Rifolieae.
  • Genus: Medicago.
  • Species: Medicago sativa.
  • Binomial name: Medicago sativa.

The scientific name of alfalfa is Medicago sativa. It belongs to the legume family and it is a common raw material for making fodder pellets. Alfalfa is a high yield crop which is also particularly resistant to drought and. It is now seen as the most popular and productive legume hay. 

Alfalfa Pellets, Granules or Cubes

Alfalfa pellet mill can help you make dehydrated alfalfa hay into pellets or granules easily. Generally, the diameter of alfalfa pellets is made to be 6-8mm. Dehydrated alfalfa granules are ideal fodder for rabbits, ostriches, goats, pigs, sheep etc.. The following is the benefits of Feed Pellets.

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Alfalfa Cubes
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Alfalfa Pellets
  • Pellets form can largely reduce transport costs;
  • Make animal feeding easier and cleaner;
  • Enables the distribution of a protein food as a concentrate;
  • Prevents acidosis;

How Alfalfa Pellets Are Made By Feed Pellet Mill?

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Alfalfa Pellets Production Line
  • Dry the Alfalfa / Hay Grass

The moisture of the alfalfa hay should be dried to around 15%. Both higher or lower water content can affect the qualtiy of produced alfalfa pellets. For mini to small scale production, dry in the air is ok. For middle-large size alfalfa hay pellet plant, dryer machine is suggested to improve the production efficient. (Related Posts: How to Make Hemp Straw Pellets?)

  • Crush the Alfalfa / Hay Grass

Crushing the alfalfa hay to small powder by using grass crushing machine to make it suitable for alfalfa feed pellet machine.

  • Make the Alfalfa Powder into Pellets

Finially, the alfalfa can be feed into the feed pellet machine. We have flat die type feed mill for home use and ring die feed mill for industiral feed pellet plant.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in GEMCO Alfalfa Pellet Machines!

Alfalfa Pellet Mill for Sale

We offer two kinds of small alfalfa / lucerne pellet machine, one is a  rotating die type and the other is a rotating roller type. They are widely at home, on farms and also commonly used in small cattle feed pellet plants. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about forage grass pellets making, or to get more details of our alfalfa pellet machines.

Rotating Die Pellet Machine

Die turned alfalfa pellet mill generally applied to small scale animal feed pellet production such as homemade pellets or making feed pellets on farm for individual use.

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Small Feed Pellet Mill for Making Alfalfa Pellets

Model Number Power(kw) Output(kg/h) N.W./G.W.(kg) Package Size(mm)
ZLSP150B 3phase, 5.5 50-100 95/100 800*450*700
ZLSP200B 3phase, 7.5 80-120 200/230 1050*480*930
ZLSP230B 3phase, 11 120-200 290/320 1180*540*1000
ZLSP260B 3phase, 15 160-250 320/360 1240*540*950
ZLSP300B 3phase, 22 250-400 350/380 1300*560*1100

Rotating Roller Pellet Machine

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Roller-turned Pellet Mill

Model Number Power(kw) Output(kg/h) N.W./G.W.(kg) Package Size(mm)
ZLSP200B R-type 3phase, 7.5 80-120 215/245 950*450*1050
ZLSP300B R-type 3phase, 22 250-350 540/575 1350*750*1400
ZLSP400B R-type 3phase, 30 350-450 770/810 1400*800*1450

Roller-turned pellet mill machine is widely used for medium pellet production. It is suitable to process agriculture wastes, alfalfa hay and other biomass materials and wood residues. It is competent for both fodder pellets and wood pellets.

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Alfalfa Hay Pellets

To understand the parameters and prices of the above feed pellet machine, welcome to consult us!

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How to Setup An Alfalfa Hay Pellet Mill Plant?

This is a 1-2 ton per hour feed pellet mill plant established in Uganda. We have also help one of our clients in the Philippines build their Napier Grass pellets making factory. Send us an inquiry if you are interested to get the project report and cost details to setup a similar feed manufacturing factory.  (Related Project: Elephent Grass Pellet Production Plant )

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1~2 ton per hour feed pellet factory in Uganda

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Why Choose Alfalfa For Making Animal Feed Pellets?

Alfalfa hay is the forage plant par excellence. It has great nutritional properties which makes it the perfect choice for making animal feed pellets.

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Alfalfa for Feed Production

High in nutrients: Alfalfa is an excellent source of vegetable protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals for animals including horse, pig and poultry. Besides, it is also rich in many other nutrients such as magnesium, molybdenum, sulfur, boron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, etc. All these nutrients are good for animal health.

Rich in fiber: For ruminant animals, the fiber in alfalfa is fermentable by the large intestine and their digestibility can be highly improved in this way. The intake of fiber in animal feed is based on the particle size of the feed pellets.

Good for animals’ health: It is found that alfalfa has buffering effects on stomach acid, helping to reduce the incidence and severity of gastric ulcers. 

If you want to feed your animal with Alfalfa Pellets, there are two things to consider: Firstly change over to it gradually, and secondly try to limit it at first because its tastiness might lead to overeat. As a side benefit, alfalfa hay pellets are great ways to add water into forage as pellets can be soaked before feeding. (Read more about chicken feed making machine)

Tips Of Making Feed Pellets From Alfalfa

  • Alfalfa does provide a large amount of calories. However, if don’t burn the calories by taking exercise, it could result in weight gain. And gaining weight might be bad for some animal such as race-horse.
  • Because of its high calcium content, when making alfalfa pellets, it is necessary to keep an eye on the calcium-phosphorous ratio in the raw material mixture.

At present, it is profitable to make alfalfa animal feed for cattle, sheep and other livestock animals. Therefore, the pellet machine market for making feed pellets is also growing. If you want to buy a high-quality and affordable feed pellet machine, ABC Machinery is your best choice. Please fill in the details of your needs in the form below, and we will have professional business personnel to help you out!

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