what is alfalfa And why choose alfalfa?
Alfalfa, everybody knows, is the most widespread pasture in the world. The most significant features of alfalfa is the strong vitality and fast growth speed. It is so exuberant and productive that it can grow more than 20 years and be harvested for 1-13 times in each growing season. These characters make it not only most popular to be feed, but also make it a good resource for biomass pellets production. With an alfalfa pellet mill, you can easily and fully make use of alfalfa for pelletizing by yourself.It has a fast growth speed and can easily adapt to the environment. Therefore, its yield is very high. When used as animal feed, it can contribute a lot of nutrition.
When used as fuel, it should be dried, since wet alfalfa doesn’t burn well and fully.
What are Alfalfa Pellets mainly Used for?
Alfalfa pellets can be used to add calories to a horse’s diet. They are a great source of calories for horses, because they are forage-based.
Forage based calories will not cause many of the problems that high sugar and starch feeds, such as grains do. They provide the calories without the “hot” factor. The majority of the horses out there will not get “hot” on alfalfa.
How to make alfalfa into pellets?
Alfalfa pellet machine is a kind of pellet mill specially designed for making alfalfa pellets. Usually alfalfa pellets are used as cattle feed or fertilizer or fuel. But it has been widely recognized that they can also be used as fuel pellets for burning.
- First step
When you are going to pelletize, the first step is drying alfalfa until the moisture is about 15%. The wetter or dryer material will affect the final quality of alfalfa pellets. You can resort to a drier, so that you can get the ideal moisture quickly. Or you can dry it naturally.
- Second step
The second step you have to do is grinding alfalfa. The original form of alfalfa is not appropriate for the alfalfa pellet machine to process directly. When you grind it to small powders, the pelletizing rate and pellets quality will be better.
- Final step
Technical Parameter of Alfalfa Pellet Machine