Pellets are obtained from dried and broken roots by grinding and hardening into a
cylindrical shape. The cylinders are about 2-3 cm long and about 0.4-0.8 cm in diameter and are uniform in appearance and texture.
Pellets are produced by feeding dried cassava chips into the pelleting machine, followed by screening and bagging for export. Powdered chips which fall down during pelleting are re-pressed into pellets and the process repeated.
There is usually about 2-3% loss of weight during the process. Pellets have the following advantages over chips: quality is more uniform; they occupy 25-30% less space than chips, thus reducing the cost of transport and storage; handling charges for loading and unloading are also cheaper; they usually reach their destination sound and undamaged, while a great part of a cargo of sliced chips is damaged in long-distance shipment because of sweating and heating.
The floating pellets are used for feeding fish; the hard ones are for poultry and the soft ones for ruminants.
Cassava pellet specification
Moisture content = 12 – 14% (max.)
Color = light brown
Fibre = 3 – 5% (max.)
Ash = 3% (max.)
Free from odour
Shelf life = 90days
Cabohydrate content = 82%
Cyanogenic glycoside = 100mg/kg
Our preferred method of supply is FOB, however we would supply on C&F and CIF basis as well. We are also quite flexible on our payment terms we would deal on LC basis and Escrow – we use a highly reputable UK based escrow company to facilitate our transactions as well.