Programmable weight sensitive microingredient feed additive delivery system and method

  • US 4,733,971 A
  • Filed: 02/26/1986
  • Issued: 03/29/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for measuring, dispensing, and delivering microingredient feed additive concentrates in small but accurate amounts in a liquid carrier slurry into a livestock or poultry feed ration shortly before the delivery of said feed ration to the animals for consumption, said apparatus comprising:

  • multiple storage means for storing separately a plurality of different microingredient feed additive concentrates;

    multiple dispensing means for dispensing separately several additive concentrates from said multiple storage means;

    weighing means for determining the weights of said different additive concentrates dispensed;

    isolating means for isolating said weighing means from influences affecting the weighing function of said weighing means so accurate weight determinations are obtained;

    control means for controlling separately the operation of said plural dispensing means in response to weight determinations of said weighing means to control the weight of additive concentrates dispensed;

    receiving means for receiving additive concentrates dispensed from said storage means;

    mixing means for mixing a liquid carrier with the additive concentrates dispensed into said receiving means to form a slurry of said carrier and the dispensed additive concentrates; and

    delivery means for delivering said slurry to a slurry-receiving station for mixing with a feed ration.

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