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Chapter 17: Feeds

Principles of Cereal Science and Technology, Third Edition
Pages 257-260
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/9781891127632.017
ISBN: 978-1-891127-63-2


In many ways, the distinction between human food and animal feed is arbitrary. Many of the raw materials that we use for food are also used for feed. Modern grinding, mixing, and pelleting technologies allow formulating feeds with optimal feed efficiencies, i.e., ratios of animal weight gain over feed consumed to realize the gain. The present chapter covers some basic aspects of feed manufacturing and also describes some alternatives for grinding cereal materials. Finally, some remarks on specialty feeds are given.