It is essential to process your crop before feeding it to your cattle. You can invest in some other type of equipment, but the easiest way is to buy a pair of kernel processor rolls. They are certainly less expensive and will produce much better results than trying to cut hay with a mower or disc.
What is Kernel Processing?
A kernel processor is a machine that is used to process corn. It can be used to grind and separate the kernels from the cobs and husks. The kernel processor can also be used for other purposes, such as making hay and processing corn into animal feed.
How Does it Work?
It works by using a drill or screw conveyor system to move the corn through rotating screens. The screens are designed to remove the kernels from the cobs and husks while leaving behind any rocks or other foreign objects that may have made it through the harvesting process.
What are the Benefits of Using Kernel Processor Rolls for Silage Processing?
To understand the benefits of using kernel processor rolls for silage processing, one must first understand silage. Silage is a food preservation method that involves storing and fermenting plant material in a moist environment to produce fodder for livestock. It is often used as an alternative to hay or grain feed.
Hay can be stored for up to two years without refrigeration and has high nutritional value. The process of creating silage typically includes the following steps:
• Harvesting the crop.
• Chopping it into small pieces.
• Adding water and mixing it with other ingredients such as sugar beet pulp or molasses.
• Fermenting it in large, sealed containers for at least ten days (or up to two months).
Ways How Kernel Processor Rolls Help With Silage
1. Converts corn kernel cobs and stalks into valuable energy grains.
Kernel Processor Rolls convert corn kernel cobs and stalks into valuable energy grains. Kernel Processor Rolls process most grains, such as corn, sorghum, barley, and wheat.
2. Reduces mixing time from 8 hours to 1 hour.
Did you know a kernel processor can reduce mixing time from 8 hours to 1 hour? The silage process is to cool the fermenting silage while still preserving it. This same unit mixes hay and straw and runs twice as fast as traditional, smaller mash or pulverizing equipment.
3. Stalk shredder reduces pug mill time from 4 hours to 1 hour.
Kernel Processor Rolls help pug mills in two main ways. First, it allows for a continuous process rather than the more common batch process. Secondly and perhaps more importantly, it dramatically reduces the time for pug mills to reclose after each grinding stone charge. This is done by cutting the pug mill’s reclosure time from approximately 4 hours to approximately 1 hour.
4. Bypass rolls eliminate the need for a rotor, which reduces the size and cost of a pug mill.
The rotor from the feed mill is replaced with a smaller and less expensive bypass roll. This bypass roll presses the material into the cracked corn and forwards it to a silage chopper.
In conclusion, the kernel processor’s role is very important in silaging. It blends the loose hay, corn, or soybeans. The rollers are what roll the material up and make it tight, so it does not fall off when it gets moisture or rain. The rollers can be driven by an electric motor or air-powered, which allows for slower but thicker packing.