A new system for blending and loading poultry feed that was implemented late last year at the Farm Service Elevator in Willmar, MN, has already reduced time and increased nutrition options, reports the West Central Tribune.
Research is now underway to determine if the projected growth and rate of gain for commercial turkey flocks is realized.
If it is, it could be a game-changer for the Willmar Poultry Company – which raises commercial turkeys and owns and operates the Farm Service Elevator – and other poultry farms which purchase feed from the elevator, which made a $4 million upgrade to its feed mill facilities in 2019.
Twenty steel bins with a 600-ton total capacity to store finished poultry feed were replaced with a precast cement structure with six bins with a total capacity of 1,300 tons.
Read the full report here.