Animal Nutrition

Project Details

Industrial Agriculture and Animal Producer

Project Description

A large animal and agricultural farming operation was looking to offset nutrition costs by salvaging & supplementing with waste organics.  They have purchased three food recycling systems to date to process both wet and dry organic product streams.  They started with one T30, then quickly added another T30 as more material became available. The most recent system, the T42, was purchased to handle larger volumes of gallon sized milk containers. By recycling food waste, this farming operation was able to protect their bottom line while continuing to provide proper nutrition for their animals.

They chose our food waste recycling system over the competition because:

  • Build Quality
  • Throughput
  • Performance of depackaging
  • Ability to rent a T30 during the feasibility phase

DAIRY PRODUCTS: They currently use our Model T42 to process past date and off-spec dairy items (wet) from a local, large dairy foods manufacturer. They process between 80 and 100 tons per day.  They utilize drag feed conveyors for both infeed and discharge conveyors, as well as pump the dairy products to holding tanks for further processing and distribution directly to the animal feeding area.  The yield rate isn’t as high as straight feed rations, but increased manure output is used as supplemental fertilizer for their crops.  This has been a great additional benefit.  The net result has been worth the investment.  The waste materials (90+% plastic by volume) are collected, compacted, bailed and sent to MFR for recycling.

DRY PRODUCTS: They currently use our Model T30 to process a variety of breads, cookies, dough and other boxed or packaged items. The T30 effectively “crumbs” the organics and discards the packaging. They are using belted conveyors for the feed hopper and for the discharge conveyors.  For the dry goods, they accumulate bulk materials in a warehouse and run the Turbo Separator as needed.  They create animal feed from food waste by mixing the separated materials directly with their dry feed in a large bunker mixer which discharges to feed line. The waste packaging is accumulated, compacted, and bailed for MRF.

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