March 13, 2019 |
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Old Lumber Mill Gets New Life as Feed Mill

Facility will process organically grown alfalfa hay into pellets for livestock

Old Lumber Mill Gets New Life as Feed Mill
Photo: Silver Sage Farms

The former Louisiana-Pacific lumber mill in Hines, OR, will reopen in June, after it has been retrofitted by Silver Sage Farms with technology to process organically grown alfalfa hay into pellets for livestock.

A new owner plans to have the facility humming again, but instead of making wood products, it will use state-of-the-art technology imported from Germany to process locally grown alfalfa hay into animal feed, supporting dairy farms across the state in the Willamette Valley, reports the Capital Press.

The new owner, Chuck Eggert, also owns four organic dairies in Western Oregon.

Read the full report here.

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