A new range of bulk poultry feeds is now available from Wynnstay’s feed mill at Carmarthen in South Wales (UK) after the company has invested in new milling equipment at the site.
The feed mill at Travellers Rest was purpose built in 1981 to supply compound animal feeds to the region’s dairy and livestock producers.
But an ongoing programme of investment and improvement works means that the mill is now able to produce bulk poultry feeds as well as a range of blended animal feeds.
“We are currently in the process of investing £250,000 at the site to increase output and reduce energy consumption,” explains Wynne Jones, operations manager at the mill.
Key to the site’s energy savings is a new inverter which controls the speed of the mill’s grinders and allows the milling speed to be automatically adjusted or shut-down according to workload.
New product transfer equipment has also been installed to increase the site’s overall output capacity and to further reduce energy consumption.
Coarse layer feed
“As part of that programme, we have recently installed a new inverter which allows the mill’s grinder to produce a coarse feed which is specifically formulated for laying birds.
“The new equipment was commissioned in mid-September and we are already supplying a selection of standard and bespoke feeds to a number of new egg producing customers throughout Mid, South and West Wales,” Lewis adds.
“We are working closely with Wynnstay’s team of poultry specialists to increase feed sales throughout the Welsh border counties and along the M(otorway)4 corridor, and to supply a number of new egg laying enterprises that are starting up within our trading area following input from Wynnstay’s poultry sales team.”