Study of temperature in the pelleting of thermo-sensitive products: changes in temperature during the pelleting process

Today’s livestock are fed complete or complementary feed given mainly in the form of pellets. This form gives better animal performance (average daily gain and feed conversion ratio) than feed in the form of meal (Royer et al., 2015). In addition, the macro-ingredients (the main raw materials used in the formula) are enhanced with additives, either for nutritional purposes or for their beneficial effects on animal health.