1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Soy Oil Dustproofs Feed"You have to see it to believe it. It reduces dust in confinement buildings at least 80%," says Illinois hog producer C. David Tiedemann, of Belleville, who "dustproofs" ground feed by lacing it with soybean oil
He pieced together a low-cost dispenser made up from an electric solenoid valve that cuts in whenever the motor on his Mix-Mill grinder starts up, some plastic tubing and a 2.5 gal. plastic jug. The device automatically drips soybean oil onto corn as it's ground at the rate of 1.5 gal. per ton of feed. "It reduces clouds of dust to a small puff when grinding, and when dumping feed into self-feeders," says Tiedemann. "If the dispenser happens to run out of oil, I can tell immediately by the amount of dust that boils up when reloading feeders."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, C. David Tiedemann, Rt. 2, Belleville, Ill. 62221 (og 618 624-5462).
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