Developing a biosecurity plan for your feed or feed ingredient facility is the first line of defense against the potential threat of spreading livestock and poultry diseases. It’s also key to meeting the FDA’s requirements for animal food controls under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The largest of commercial grain bins can be brought down by ignoring the smallest of details, according to Rod Carpenter, senior partner at Clear Creek and Associates. Whether caused by incorrect component installation, improper construction, faulty engineering, rust or even Mother Nature, many commercial corrugated grain bin failures are preventable.
With harvest yields continuing to increase and demand for animal protein continuing to rise, the need for storage and production has never been greater. In the Midwest, it can be hard keeping track of what is being built, so Feed & Grain has compiled a list of ongoing or recently completed construction projects with in-depth looks at five of them.
From sanitation to loading, maintaining the quality of grain in storage begins at harvest — starting with cleaning the empty bins. The time to spring into action and clean is now according to Dirk Maier, professor of grain science and industry at Kansas State University.
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