Pet Food

A pet food market driven by pet owners' demand for quality and functional ingredients presents challenges in handling diverse components, including sticky substances, to ensure not only smooth material flow but also the achievement of a uniform blend crucial for producing on-spec pet products.

Pet Food

The pet food market is changing as pet owners desire quality ingredients, safe products, and functional foods to keep their pets healthy and happy. To meet this need, recipes are changing, and often include everything from peas, chickpeas and lentils to corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans, and sometimes added vitamins.

While some of these ingredients are free flowing, others can be sticky. Also, material flow is not the only challenge – keeping the ingredients together in and of itself is also challenging. The way the bulk material is handled through the plant affects the quality of the final product – achieving a uniform blend is critical to produce on-spec products.

Kibble with segregation issues

Uniform Distribution of Kibble Bits

Sticky Kibble

bone shaped dog treats in different colors

Bone shaped dog treats in different colors

Close-up on animal food Pellets

Close-up on animal food Pellets

Pile of dry cat food

Pile of dry cat food


Pet Food Services

Whether you are feeding multiple ingredients into a mixer, conveying powders from a storage silo to a weigh bin, or packing food with various particle sizes and densities, Jenike & Johanson can help you achieve reliable material flow and maintain pet food quality.


Common Materials Handled

Here is a shortened list of some of the most common bulk materials we have successfully handled in the Pet Food industry to date. Please reach out to us if you’d like to discuss our experience with your specific material.

  • Catfish Food
  • Chicken Meal
  • Chicken Uncoated
  • Corn
    •  Chaff
    •  Dust
    •  Fiber
    •  Fines
    •  Germ
    •  Gluten
    •  Starch
    • Whole
  • Cow Feed Pellets
  • Dairy Feed Supplement
  • Distiller Grains (dried and pellet), DDG
  • Domestic Bone
  • Flours (white, wheat, coarse)
  • Grains & Corn (whole, shelled, midds, ground, milled, syrup solids)
  • Lamb Meal
  • Liver Meal
  • Marigold Meal
  • Meat Flour
  • Palatants
  • Peanuts
    •  Hull
    • Hulls Pellets
    • Shells
  • Poultry Meal
  • Premix
  • Proteins (soy, yeast)
  • Rice Hulls
  • Salts (coarse, fine, blended)
  • Soy Flakes
  • Soybean Meal
  • Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Sugars (raw, cane, beet, brown, granular, powdered 10X, sucrose)
  • Whole Rice Hulls
  • Whole Wheat
Jenike & Johanson engineer
Jenike & Johanson engineer

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