Mobile Milling Service – How does it work?

bwfeeds.com mobile milling service documentsWhen you enquire about our mobile milling service you will be offered the option of talking through your requirements with our in house nutritionist, Kathryn Thompson.  She is fully qualified to help you make the right decision about what feed is right for your animals. Our ration support service is complimentary for all mill and mix customers.  We will come up with some ration suggestions based on the feed crops available on your farm/what you are buying and recommend other products if required.  You can, of course, opt for our straight rolling/grinding service. The ration will be fully costed and you will also have a complete nutritional breakdown.


bwfeeds.com mobile milling orderOnce we have agreed what you would like, a simple phone call or email secures your mill and mix booking.  We will do our best to accommodate your requirements; however the more notice you give us the better!

Your mobile milling mix ration…

…is written out onto an Operator Job Ticket.  This is a triplicate form – one copy stays in the office; the operator completes the other two on farm.  The yellow copy is left with the farmer after mixing as a record of what has been done.  This ticket will have processing codes and any other relevant notes for the operator to ensure that we get the feed exactly as you like it.

Scheduled delivery time

bwfeeds mill and mix feed bagWe will give you a call on the day before processing and give you a estimated time of arrival.  Material such as soya or rape supplied by us may be sent directly to your farm in advance of processing.  Bagged products, such as minerals, and liquids (molasses and soya oil) are carried on board the mill and mix machine as required.

When the mobile milling machine arrives on your farm…

mobile mill and mix machine arrives on a farmWe require a clean, level, hard and safe work area.  Our operator will meet you and confirm the ration and will start to process.  It is important that there is sufficient labour to facilitate an intake of up to 30 tonnes per hour.  You will also need to ensure your cereals, pulses and any other feed material are free from contaminants such as stones and metal.


Pneumatic mobile milling machine animal feed Grain IntakeBulk materials are pneumatically sucked into the mill and mix machine.  There is a maximum 40ft suction distance.  The closer the material is to the machine, the quicker the mixing.  Please note that the machine cannot be moved when loaded or in operation.  The bulk materials should either be in a heap or tipped from a grain trailer.

 

Our most advanced mobile milling machines are now computer controlled…

mobile milling machine computer digital display…as you would expect with any UFAS approved feed mill.  The operator inputs the ration required and is then guided by the computer. The machine has an on board digital display so that you can see the quantity of feed in the mixing tank at any one time.  The mixing tank sits on calibrated weigh cells so you can be assured an accurate mix. Some machines have Vario Mixers.  This enables the mixing tank to be pneumatically elevated on site giving a maximum capacity of 8 tonnes in one batch.

Member of the team manually adding mineral supllements to the mill and mix feedThere is a hand additions port to the rear of the machine.  This enables bagged product such as minerals to be incorporated into the mix. All machines carry molasses and soya oil to be added upon request.

Every milling mix is different…

Hand checking the feed as it leaves the mobile milling machineEvery mix is different and made to the exact specification of the customer.  The Operator will check the grist during processing to ensure that it is being processed in accordance with what the customer wants.


Buschhoff plant onboard computer accurately weighing the mill and mix animal feedAccuracy is a key to successful mill and mixing.  You want to be sure that you get what you ask for, mixed accurately.  The digital display provides that reassurance – in this case 6 tonnes was requested!

mobile milling machine dispenses feed into tractor trailerOnce the feed has been thoroughly mixed, it can be discharged by auger, pneumatically into a bin or into tote bags.

Be reassured that we are fully certified by UFAS, the NAAC Mobile Milling Code and OF&G.