SKIOLD has been awarded a contract in major EU tender
Complete experimental plant for animal feed
SKIOLD's Feed division are specialists in total solutions for the modern feed mill – including conveying, cleaning, proportioning, grinding, mixing, pelleting, handling of ready feed, and much more.
SKIOLD has won a large order in Denmark in the feed division to the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University for the delivery of a complete experimental plant for animal feed to be produced at the university; AU-Foulum.
Foulum belongs to the elite of research institutions in the agro industry, and contributes to the high position that Danish agriculture holds internationally.
The plant is a unique project, which differs from other feed mills sold to thousands of farms around the world, as it is intended to produce feed for Foulum’s many experiments made to optimize animal welfare and feed economics in the production of feed for cattle, pigs, poultry, mink, and horses. Foulum’s objective is to be able to produce feed with among others different structures, different pellet sizes, and different compositions. Therefore the plant includes three types of mixers, a disc mill, a hammer mill and a crusher, as well as two pellet mills and an extruder.
Foulum will produce both very small quantities and very large quantities for their long-term experiments. The entire plant is built around a number of mobile silos that can be moved around. This way, the different processes in the feed preparation can be selected or deselected depending on the purpose of the experiment. The plant is thus built for flexible operation, with almost unlimited possibilities for producing special mixed feed.
For SKIOLD, the plant is an opportunity to display the company’s capacity to supply solutions for production of feed in many types and forms, also in small quantities, and the high performance of the machinery that will be tested to the utmost when the researchers at Foulum test the outcome.
"In addition to SKIOLD's ability to deliver what the Institute of Animal Science wants - the price and the possibility of cooperation have been highly emphasized in the selection of SKIOLD - this in very close competition with a German company," AU-Foulum says. The plant will be completed by December 2017.