The Sustainable Solution

for Poultry Waste

Minimize Your Environmental Footprint

The Mars Mineral Pin Mixer Pelletizer helps poultry farmers sustainably and profitably turn chicken manure into pelletized fertilizer, creating an effective waste management strategy and a significant new revenue stream.

Chicken Manure Is Gold


Total Increase of Fertilizer Costs Between 2021 & 2022

According to the USDA, fertilizer costs are expected to increase 12% in 2022 after a 17% rise in 2021. The result is many farmers are turning their manure into money. Even hard-hit poultry producers can have their dead birds composted and applied as fertilizer, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. 

A baby chick with a brown egg.

Pelletizing Equipment: Higher Output, Lower Cost

Mars Mineral Pin Mixer

Mars Mineral Pin Mixer is a micro-pelletizing device that converts chicken manure into small agglomerates through the action of a high-speed rotor shaft and pin assembly.

The Mars Mineral Pin Mixer is a conditioning and micro-pelletizing device that converts chicken manure into small agglomerates through the action of a high-speed rotor shaft and pin assembly with the addition of a liquid.

Mars Mineral Pin Mixer enables you to process 500 tons to 100 million tons of composted poultry waste annually. Make organic fertilizers and soil amendments with superior moisture retention properties.

The pelletizing process captures agriculturally valuable nutrients and minerals that originate from grain-based feed, along with organic material to produce a marketable organic fertilizer.

The result: a high-density pellet with uniform size that’s easy to store, transport, spread or sell.

Mars Mineral has been bringing the best pelletizing solution to a wide variety of industries for nearly 40 years.

Pelletizing Advantages

Two arrows indicate how a pelletizer converts composted manure into a form that’s easily and cost effectively packaged and transported.

Converts composted manure into a form that is safely, easily and cost effectively packaged, transported, and distributed to soils in need of conditioning and natural nutrients.

A water drop and a field signify how pelletized fertilizer decreases the need for expensive chemical-based fertilizers that may create harmful runoff into waterways.

Decreases the need for expensive water-soluble, chemical-based fertilizers that may create harmful runoff into waterways and groundwater supplies.

A germinated seed shows how pelletized fertilizer fosters higher seed germination rates, growth and yields.

Supplies a beneficial soil amendment/ conditioning aid for moisture retention and control – key to fostering higher seed germinate rates, plant growth and yields.

A hand holds a pile of pelletized fertilizer to signify how it's an environmentally sustainable growing medium.

Provides a totally safe growing medium that is environmentally friendly to people, pets and the environment.

A Venn diagram with a leaf shows how pelletized chicken manure can be combined with other fertilizers.

Allows for an easy, cost-effective means of combining composted manure with chemical fertilizers to create custom fertilizer blends.


Why pelletize?

For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs, it’s the law. EPA regulations govern waste disposal where animals are kept and raised in confined situations. A CAFO is more than 125,000 broiler chickens or 82,000 laying hens or pullets that are confined on a site more than 45 days per year. The USDA’s goal is to minimize potential air and water pollutants from these facilities with a plan to manage manure and organic by-products. Pelletizing poultry manure is an effect way for poultry farmers to comply with these regulations and create a new revenue stream.

What is the market for pelletized poultry manure?

Agricultural companies, independent farmers, commercial landscapers, golf courses, DIY retail chains, lawn and garden stores. The retail price for pelletized manure is about $4.50 for one cubic square foot.

What is the chemical composition of poultry manure?

The nutrients in chicken manure are among the highest of all livestock because 40% to 70% of feed is fully digested and eliminated.  Process poultry manure contains approximately 4% nitrogen (N), 6% phosphorous (P), 4% potassium (K). Poultry manure contains all 13 of the essential nutrients used by plants.

How do I know if my material is suitable for pelletizing?

The compost’s moisture content is the most important factor that influences the strength and the processing speed of the pellet. The best moisture content is about 20% to 25%. Mars Mineral laboratory and pilot scale testing facility can determine the pelletability of your poultry manure.



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