• Big Dutchman Feed Mill solutions: Take control of your greatest input costs – feed.

  • Tailored to every farmer’s specifications, Big Dutchman Feed Mill solutions help increase farm productivity.

  • Control your feed quality with a Big Dutchman Feed Mill solution.

  • Save us much as 25% per ton on feed by producing it yourself with a Big Dutchman Feed Mill solution.

  • Big Dutchman: Invest in the best for long-term success.

  • Big Dutchman Feed Mill solutions: Take control of your greatest input costs – feed.

  • Tailored to every farmer’s specifications, Big Dutchman Feed Mill solutions help increase farm productivity.

  • Control your feed quality with a Big Dutchman Feed Mill solution.

  • Save us much as 25% per ton on feed by producing it yourself with a Big Dutchman Feed Mill solution.

  • Big Dutchman: Invest in the best for long-term success.

Introduction...

Feed is often the single most expensive variable to pig and poultry farming. With cereal quality and price per ton fluctuating greatly, many farmers are opting to grow and mix their own feed.
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Benefits

Investing in a Big Dutchman Feed Mill provides farmers with a range of exciting benefits:
  • The opportunity to create farm specific feed mixes for increased animal productivity
  • Reduced input costs
  • A controlled and stable feed channel
  • Reduced transport costs
  • Intimate knowledge of ingredient quality and quantity
  • The opportunity to sell excess feed to other farms
  • Holistic farm management where animal waste can be used to fertilise feed
The initial setup of feed mills can seem daunting when attempted without expert advice. Fortunately, the Big Dutchman has over 55 years of local and over 80 years international experience in farming and is able to assist farmers with the process required to successfully install and work with feed mills.

Step 1: Cleaning Home Grown Crops

Pigs and poultry are incredibly sensitive so, ensuring you have the right equipment to effectively clean the crops you want to use in your feed is important.

The Big Dutchman offers two different drum cleaners, which remove stones, sand, and large material from the crop.

Step 2: Grinding the crop into feed

Key to the success of any feed is the even distribution of ingredients throughout the finished product.
The Big Dutchman Hammer Mills are specifically designed to ensure:
  • The different ingredients are added to the feed at different times during the grinding process.  This ensures all the ingredients in the feed are a similar size.
  • Farmers can choose a fine or more structured feed dependent on usage.
  • Dust filters keep the feed as hygienic as possible.
  • Longevity of the equipment is built into the design to ensure even wearing of screens and parts.

Step 3: Mixing the feed

There is an exciting capacity to include unique combinations of ingredients into home-grown feed for optimal animal health and productivity. Ensuring your pigs and poultry receive an even mix of these ingredients is key to productivity results.

The Big Dutchman Dry Mixers provide farmers of any size, with accuracy and versatility by enabling an even distribution of cereals, soya, dry minerals, vitamins and fats throughout the feed.

The Big Dutchman's horizontal and vertical dry mixers are designed to be easily installed and accessed with low wear and short mixing times.
  • Feed management
  • Fresh water supply
  • Ventilation
  • Temperature control
  • Efficient waste removal
  • Bio-Security
  • Waste utilisation

Step 4: Storing the feed

Safely storing the feed in an environment that ensures the highest levels of sanitation and hygiene is critical for the health and wellbeing of the animals.

The Big Dutchman has an exciting range of indoor and outdoor silos that are tailored to the specific needs of each farm.
In addition to the various standard equipment farmers need to make and store home grown feed, Big Dutchman also has a variety of specialist equipment that enables farmers to tailor their feed mills to their specific requirements.

These include:
A variety of specialist filters | Hoppers for the storage of specific ingredients such as dry minerals
Pelleting equipment for the pelleting of finished feed

Recent Projects

George, Eastern Cape Feedmill

This Big Dutchman client is a very successful layer farmer in George in the Eastern Cape. Big Dutchman recently commissioned this feedmill and were involved in the quoting, layout, specifications and commisisoning with our colleagues from Germany. The client primarily uses this feedmill to produce feed for his own farm of 600 000 Layer Hens and […]
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Winterton Feedmill

Big Dutchman recently completed a feed mill project for a client in Winterton KZN to facilitate better feed costs for his pullet rearing farm. Big Dutchman completed the design, layout, installation and commissioning for the farmers feed mill which will facilitate feed for both farms in Winterton and Mooiriver.  The feed mill is running successfully […]
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