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turing and delivering capabilities,"
Williams explained. "What we
needed to do was consolidate those
mills and build one new mill in a
central location on the main CSX
In 2014 the company made the
decision to incrementally close the
three mills and absorb their employees at the new facility.
Greenfield construction of the
$55 million feed mill, built by design-engineer firm Todd & Sargent,
took roughly 20 months to complete.
The Ozark mill began operations in
162 tons per hour, the mill utilizes
dual Hayes & Stolz 10-ton mixers
and dual 20-bin micro-ingredient
systems. The two sides of the batch-
'Two feed mills in one'
The Ozark feed mill serves 500
local poultry growers, feeding nearly
50 million birds annually, and produces 15 types of feed with formulations for every stage of the production cycle. According to Singleton,
the new plant is unique because it
essentially operates two separate feed
mills within the same facility.
"We have the ability to produce two
different feed types at the same time
using two batching systems under the
same roof," Singleton said.
With production volumes rated at
ANTIBIOTICFREE DIETS ARE
'NO longer a
trend, it's the
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ing system feed into three 90-tonper-hour CPM pellet lines with dual
conditioners, horizontal coolers and
crumblers. Throughout the manu-