DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF A THREE STAGE STOCKFEED PLANT 1 Shelta Majowa, 2Callisto Muzongondi, Harare Polytechnic Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box CY407,Causeway, Harare Zimbabwe Cell: 263 733617851/777568283 email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] ABSTRACT In Zimbabwe cattle production and general farming has been affected by prolonged droughts. This leads to the scarcity of grazing pastures during off season yet farmers will have realised some harvests. This plant uses corn stock and other agricultural residue to make stock feed substituting the traditional palletising which stores less stock but bulky. A three stage stock feed maker plant was designed and manufactured using appropriate technology for easy maintenance and replacement to suit the Zimbabwean environment .The machine cuts the stover (farm harvest residue) into 20mm pieces, mixes with other additives and compresses the feed into 40mm x 40mm, 8kg bales that can store moisture for at least six months. The machine is made of cutting section, a screw conveyor, a mixer and a hydraulic baler. The costs estimate of plant $7200.00 Key words: Maximum load, load resistance, system pressure, cylinder area, hydraulic circuit.