Agriculture

 

 

                    Brief Intro to Proposed Oyi Compact Rice Mill:

                                            The producer or small mill operation

 

 

Objectives

Mills are using the compact systems for small or specialty lots that are not appropriate to run through a large production line.  It is possible to obtain an economical, easy to operate rice mill, and the Farm-to-Fork(1) revolution has given producers the ability to enjoy the profits otherwise surrendered to middle men that reap the rewards of the harvest.

Consumers are paying a premium for high quality rice and food products that they can be assured are produced in the local area.  Local production offers food security for a region, food safety in being able to identify the origin of the identity preserved varieties, support of local business enterprises, and reliably fresh, good tasting food for our families.

The traditional trend in the US is to produce large volumes (cwt. or lbs. per hour) of milled brown and white rice to reduce the cost of production.  Rice of different varieties and origins are blended and the overall appearance, cooking qualities and taste, have been diluted for the sake of a low cost bag of rice in the supermarket.  Consequently, meals in the US market featuring rice as a component are limited. But in Nigeria, the opposite is the case.

It is possible for an independent producer, and many of them exist today, to own a rice mill with a minimum investment in equipment and labor input.  This pre-engineered compact mill is complete and delivered ready to assemble.  Additional accessory items such as rice enrichment applicators, color sorters, metal separators, by-product handling, and packaging equipment are available to suit your individual requirements.

Economical

Cost of the basic white rice equipment package (capacity based on paddy input)

 Compact Mills                                   1133 lbs./hour

 

High Quality Final Product

High Head Rice Yield

Can produce medium, short grain as well aromatic varieties

Easy to Operate with one person

Easy to Maintain

 Space Requirements

The yields (percentage of whole kernels as finished product) are comparable to and the kernel finish can be as good or greater than a full, modern production mill.  Considering the low cost investment, ease of operation, minimum personnel, flexibility in producing brown rice to “top quality” milled rice, and technical support from Dallas, Texas, the time may be right to consider a mill for every region of the rice production area.  Those who enter the market first have the greatest opprortunity to establish a loyal following and brand recognition.

 

Independent millers can produce bulk rice products for others to package or invest in packaging and marketing, to gain brand recognition and greater profit opportunities.

 

    Component Illustration

Optional Turnkey Equipment

Paddy Day Bin

Equipment for brown rice production

Color Sorter

White Rice Enhancement Application Equipment

Jumbo Bag Weighing and Filling

Sew Bag, 20-100 lb., weighing and sewing

Small package filling (such as 1 or 2 lb. “pillow”)

Motor Controls

Plant Automation

Paddy Milling Equipment for Small Samples

Installation services and technical support

Notes: (1) Farm-to-fork (or farm-to-table) refers to the stages of the production of food: harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sales, and consumption.] Farm-to-table also refers to a movement concerned with producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers. Linked to the local food movement, the movement is promoted by some in the agriculture, food service, and restaurant communities. It may also be associated with organic farming initiatives, sustainable agriculture, and community-supported agriculture.  Wikipedia; 7 October, 2014.