Stateline Cooperation, a private company from Iowa specialising in feed and grains, has announced it's plans to build a new feed mill plant in Emmet county, Iowa.
Construction will start on the feed mill this fall, with the total cost of construction estimated at around $9 million USD. The facility is to produce complete meals and pelleted swine feed to supply hog operations located in North Central Iowa and Central Minoseota.
Cherilyn Krichau, StateLine's North Burt locations feed department manager, stated the main grounds for StateLine wanting to build the feed mill was to so the company could sustain its feeding operations as well as to create an end-user market to improve corn basis.
"The feed mill would be able to manufacture up to 400,000 tons of meal feed with the option of pelleting 200,000 tons of feed annually," she said. Adding that eventually the feed mill will be able to employ 7 full time positions for the running of the feed plant.
The feed mill is expected to greatly benefit the local area, with an initial demand of 2.7 bushels of corn, rising to 8 million bushels of corn to be purchased from the local farmers.
Krichau told that the demolition of current facilities, apart from for the north and south grain silos, would commence on July 1 followed by earth and concrete works to commence on August 1. As construction began on the feed mill, said continued to say that StateLine Coop would commence works on a silo to the east, which would be completed in 2013.