New SoyPlus® Tonnage Available with Completion of $27 Million Expansion
Phased start-up planned as new plant increases capacity by 50%
Additional tons of SoyPlus are now available for purchase with completion of a $27 million manufacturing expansion. The expeller-processed soybean meal manufactured by Landus Cooperative™ offers industry-leading bypass protein values.
When operating in conjunction with the original two manufacturing lines, the newest line will allow the company to produce 575,000 tons of SoyPlus annually. The plant is expected to crush 20 million bushels of soybeans each year.
“Nutritionists and dairy producers have trusted SoyPlus in their rations for more than 30 years. The addition of this new plant will allow us to supply more of the same trusted ingredient to dairies throughout the world,” said Chief Animal Nutrition Officer Mark Cullen.
Due to strong domestic and international demand for SoyPlus, the manufacturing facility had been producing at maximum capacity for more than a year, prompting the expansion.
“As our Dairy Nutrition Plus product line grows to meet market demands, the company will continue to focus on upholding the highest quality standards to produce the consistency our customers have come to know and expect for decades,” said Cullen.
Since announcement of the expansion in June 2015, the project has progressed according to schedule, operating in time to process new-crop beans this harvest. Tonnage produced out of the new plant will continue to be shipped by both truck and rail.
SoyPlus is just one product in the Dairy Nutrition Plus™ family of quality products manufactured by Landus Cooperative. As a farmer-owned cooperative, the company sources beans from more than 7,000 member-owners farming throughout Iowa and in parts of southern Minnesota.
To learn more about SoyPlus, visit dairynutritionplus.com.