Feed production

In 2016 Otrada has put into operation its own grain storage. The storage includes 10 silos for barley, wheat, corn, soya beans and sunflower with the total storage capacity of 29,000 tons. The silos provide aeration system for airing grain while storing. The temperature is constantly monitored with the aid of special sensors. All processes in the grain storage are controlled by dedicated software.

Horsch cultivating and seeding equipment allows providing perfect conditions for growing to every single grain.

This method works by storing the grain in an anaerobic environment achieved through tightly packing the grain into special polythene bags with sealed ends.
Oxygen in the bag is respired and carbon dioxide is produced, creating an oxygen free environment preventing the reproduction and development of fungi and insects, and allowing storage for up to twelve months, dependent upon the moisture content of the crop. Crops stored in this manner lose their reproductive ability but keep high nutritional value.

inner The grain is further taken to Otrada feed mill, where high quality feed is produced to supply the pig farms throughout the company. Animals have differing nutritional requirements through their lifetime and it is important that they are provided with appropriate, carefully balanced diets at all times. At our feed mill we use only the best quality raw materials of own production. Premixes come from Vilomix, Denmark. Skiold equipment with the capacity of 10 tons per hour permits to produce enough feed and prestarters to cover the farms’ total requirement.

Feed recipes are developed by our production director, Kim Christensen.

See food recipes

The Feed Mill is fully automated and easily operated by means of Flex Mix manufacturing execution system.

This system provides the full overview of the production process and reflects the statuses of particular manufacturing stages allowing easy and precise operation.
In-house feed production helps to significantly decrease animal mortalities by minimizing mycotoxin content in the feed, whilst simultaneously reducing the company’s exposure to risks connected with price fluctuation of raw materials.