Studies on engineering properties of total mixed ration for block making
Nagaraja G, KV Prakash, Sushilendra, Vijayakumar Palled, Sreedhara JN and Ananda N
The studies on engineering properties of total mixed ration for development of block making machine was carried out at the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur. The different formulation of total mixed ration is affected by engineering properties. The properties of total mixed ration play a fundamental role in design of components for block making machine. Nine total mixed rations were formulated with sorghum stover and paddy straw as roughage sources and standard concentrates of varying ratio at 50:50, 60:40 and 70:30 consisting of molasses as binding agent at 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0 percent. In this study, observed parameters i.e., particle size, moisture content, co-efficient of static friction and initial bulk density for varying ratio of roughage and concentrate of total mixed ration with different percent binding agent were determined.
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Nagaraja G, KV Prakash, Sushilendra, Vijayakumar Palled, Sreedhara JN and Ananda N. Studies on engineering properties of total mixed ration for block making. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 722-725.