Aviagen expands feed mill capabilities
Aviagen, a large poultry breeding company in the US, recently completed a
multi-million dollar expansion to its feed processing facility in Athens,
Alabama. This expansion modified the facility to enable the manufacturing of
feed for use on Aviagen's internal poultry production farms.
The Feed Processing Facility was originally constructed in 1999 to produce
a pathogen-free feed for Aviagen's internal farms. Prescribed mixed feed diets
were purchased from an outside source and then stored before being transferred
into a biosecure processing structure where applied thermal and mechanical
energies produced biosecure, salmonella-free feed. The complete pelleted and
pathogen-free feed was then sent to a biosecure storage building before being
shipped to Aviagen farms across North America.
With this expansion, Aviagen is now able to buy high quality raw
ingredients directly from manufacturers and produce the feed internally. All
equipment was sourced and designed to generate precise, uniform feed. The
accuracy and consistency of the new batching facility enhances Aviagen's
existing, one-of-a-kind feed processing unit to provide the very best feed for
its internal poultry production farms.
â€œThis is a great addition to our facility's capabilities,â€ said Richard
Obermeyer, Aviagen director of feed production. â€œBy sourcing our own raw
ingredients, coupled with the design of the batching facility, we can achieve a
more consistent, better quality feed at the most competitive price which adds
value to our product and helps our customers be successful.â€
Plans for additional expansions at the Feedmill are already underway as
Aviagen continues to invest heavily in its facilities and people to provide the
highest quality products and services.
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