Jan 01, 2017

January 2017

Family Values Ground Integrated Poultry Operation

cover photo by Elise Schafer

Feb 7, 2017

New President Good for Agriculture?

Only time will tell if President-elect Trump can make good on promises to ag.

Feb 7, 2017

Record Crops and New Debates About Trade Set Tone for Successful Export Exchange 2016

USGC’s long-term presence in Asian markets helps ensure ongoing demand for U.S. grains.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL

Feb 7, 2017

Big Decisions Along the Road to Growth

Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. in Arcadia, IA, details the steps involved in planning a new mill.

Feb 6, 2017

Design Trends Give Mills a Competitive Advantage

From layout to building materials, options are abundant, but the right choices depend on your circumstances.

Feb 2, 2017

Family Values Ground Integrated Poultry Operation

Claxton Poultry Farms builds new feed mill, 15 years in the making in Surrency, GA

Photo courtesy of Younglove Construction L.L.C.

Jan 26, 2017

Suppliers Make Changes to Comply with New VFD Rules

FDA trying to decrease usage of antibiotics important for both human and animal health.

Jan 20, 2017

The Power of Planning

Here we are again, at the beginning of another year. It’s time to make those resolutions and really stick to them this time. Right? This year I decided to start on one before the holidays even started — to get my family’s schedule impeccably organized.

Jan 20, 2017

Great Opportunities Await at IPPE

January gives us a chance to reflect on the past, plan for the new year and start anew. That’s why it’s perfect that January also brings the annual International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the perfect place to get a mile-high view of the feed industry.

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

VersaMix Triple Shaft Mixers

  • For mixing applications requiring efficient powder dispersion and critical homogenization of medium to high viscosity slurries, pastes, gels, creams and suspensions
  • High-shear mixer with solids/liquid injection manifold (SLIM) technology rotor/stator

GUC-F Controller

  • Multichannel feeding and dosing controller
  • Control solution for feeding and weighing applications in powder handling applications
  • Flexible and modular design with analog and digital load cells

ProFlo

  • Offers accurate and reliable continuous mass flow measurement of bulk solids with an accuracy of +/- 0.5% full scale
  • Measures mass of flowable solids with densities of 10 to 100 pounds/cubic foot and flow rates from 700 to 7,000 cubic feet/hour

Hydro-View

  • 10.1” touchscreen
  • Easy to install in new or existing systems

Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

  • Construction of a whole grain silo expansion (76’ diameter x 145’ tall) to hold 500,000 bushels
  • Expansion also includes a 12’x17’x22’ deep boot pit extension at the end of the existing receiving tunnel

Horizon Feed Ordering Automation Platform

  • Automates many processes within supply chain for efficient, sustainable and profitable production
  • Manage all bins and orders on a single software platform

Magazine

Marketwatch: Jan, 18

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 5.7667
high: 5.8486
low: 5.7266
close: 5.8288

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.366
high: 13.376
low: 13.2328
close: 13.2696

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 7.3061
high: 7.3384
low: 7.2334
close: 7.2454

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.0114
high: 7.0566
low: 6.9566
close: 7.0014