Comparing the Poultry Nutrition Needs of Broilers vs. Layers

Comparing the Poultry Nutrition Needs of Broilers vs. Layers

Nutrition is critical to efficient poultry farming. Not only does feeding account for about 75% of poultry production costs, but it can directly impact bird performance and production. Whether raising chickens for commercial egg or meat production, each flock requires certain poultry nutrition considerations depending on its end use. The same diet does not suit…

The Benefits of Pre-Pressing in Solvent Extraction

Anderson Pre-Processing Solvent Extraction

Soybeans are the world’s most dominant source of vegetable oil, with more than 370 million metric tons being processed this year—more than the other six highest-volume oilseeds combined. Since solvent extraction is the most commonly used method of extracting vegetable oil, it makes sense that most of the world’s solvent extraction equipment is designed specifically…

Understanding Hexane Extraction of Vegetable Oils

The solvent extraction of vegetable oils like soybean oil dominates the oilseed industry as the most popular extraction method used around the world. Most large-scale solvent plants use hexane extraction to chemically separate oilseeds into liquid fat and solid protein—popular ingredients in the food industry and many other market sectors. Amid growing concern for natural,…

Meeting the global demand for shea oil and shea butter extraction

Although it only grows in a limited swath of sub-Saharan African parklands, the wild shea tree supplies the entire world with enough shea nuts to meet the growing demand for both shea oil and shea butter. African civilizations have been processing shea nuts by hand for centuries, using tedious traditional methods of shea butter extraction…

Optimizing flaxseed oil production

One of the earliest domesticated crops in human history, flax has found a wide range of applications through the millennia. As a valuable source of food, animal feed, fiber, flooring, and many other uses, it’s no wonder why the Latin name of this ancient herb translates as “most useful.” Every part of the plant is…

Improving Seed Oil Extraction with the Invention of the Dox Extruder

Ever since inventing the first continuous mechanical screw press in 1900, Anderson International has continued innovating new and improved solutions for seed oil extraction. Their monumental press invention sparked a series of other innovations—including the original Expander-Extruder-Cooker (EEC), which led to the development of the Solvex Expander, now used widely to prepare oilseeds for solvent…

Processing Soybean for Poultry Feed: Study Reveals How Anderson’s Expeller-Pressed Meal Stacks Up

As the demand for organic food increases, farmers are reevaluating how they produce (and feed) livestock to meet these demands. Although solvent extraction is commonly used for high-volume oil production, the meal left over from this process can’t be used as organic animal feed because of the hazardous chemicals involved. Soybean meal generated from chemical-free…

Advancing Solvent Extraction with the Invention of the Expander

Since Anderson International invented the first continuous mechanical screw press in 1900, the company has continued improving and innovating its extraction equipment for different applications. After an accidental modification of the Expeller led to the creation of Expanders in the 1950s, this value-added machine made a monumental impact on processing efficiencies across various industries. Here’s…