General principles of using miscanthus fuel pellets and solid raw materials

High-quality wood pellets are used for heating residential buildings by burning in small pellet boilers, stoves and fireplaces or solid fuel boilers. In Europe, they are mainly sold in 16-20 kilogram bags. The demand for wood briquettes and pellets, equipment for their burning and production is growing in proportion to the prices of such traditional fuels as oil and gas. In some European countries, in particular in Sweden, where the market for alternative energy sources is the most developed, up to 2/3 of residential premises are heated with pellets.

Such wide distribution is also explained by the environmental friendliness of this type of fuel – during combustion, CO2 emissions are equal to the absorption of this gas during the growth of a tree, and emissions of NOx and volatile organic compounds are significantly reduced thanks to the use of modern combustion technologies. Pellets with a large content of bark are burned in boilers of higher capacity to obtain heat and electricity for settlements and industrial enterprises.

General principles of feeding livestock with alfalfa pellets

For intestinal health it is recommended to feed:

– in dry form not more than 0.5 kg at a time

– in soaked form from 0.5 to 1.5 kg for one feeding.

The use of pellets in livestock diets has a positive effect on the growth and development of young animals, normalizes digestion, provides animals with vitamins, amino acids, macro-microelements, increases productivity.

When soaking the pellets increase in size 3 times.

For full feeding it is better to soak pellets. To do this, use cold or warm water in an amount that is 2 – 3 times larger than the portion of pellets.

The use of hot water to soak the pellets is not recommended, as it reduces the amount of nutrients.

How to use alfalfa pellets?

It is especially important to use granules in the winter period

Feeding rates per day:

adult pigs – 200 – 500 g, piglets – 50 – 200 g, calves up to 1 year – 400 – 600 g, cows -1200 – 2000 g, sheep, goats – 50 – 400 g, adult horses – 500 – 2000 g, rabbits – 100-200 g, poultry – 10-15 g

Pellets in dry form can be fed to rabbits and horses.

For feeding cows 1.5 kg of pellets are soaked with 6 liters of water.

It is also desirable for pigs to make a mixture, so the product is better absorbed.

It is also better for poultry to soak the pellets. Long-term heat treatment is undesirable as vitamins are destroyed. Alfalfa is introduced into the diet gradually to eliminate problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

Alfalfa pellets are a convenient and nutritious feed for your animals