Leading UK feed producer BOCM Pauls is planning to invest more than £1.5million in the upgrade abd expansion of its milling facilities located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
Expenditure over the next year of more than £1.5 million will be spent on upgrading and expanding the manufacturing, handling and storage facilities at BOCM PAULS Bury St Edmunds animal feed mill which will result in increased output and greater efficiency at the feed plant.
The improvements mean that the Bury Mill will have a production capacity in excess of 200,000 tonnes of feed and - as a member of the ForFarmers group - will be the largest speciality feed production unit of its kind in Europe and the leading supplier of creep, early grower and link feeds for pigs.
Operations manager, Ketill Lord, said the upgrades and improvements to the creep and compound plants would increase output. Additional process weighers and more carousels would reduce the amount of handling. This work should be completed by autumn.
Replacement of the pelleting press and associated feeding and conditioning plant would give higher output and greater efficiency and would also be completed by the autumn. Extending the products storage building and the installation of new bulk storage bins would increase storage capacity by about 600 tonnes. Loading times will be reduced by the installation of an additional computer-controlled weighbridge.
"We need to cater for farmers taking larger loads of feed and speed up the turnaround time to maximise efficiency and reduce costs for hauliers and our own fleet" says Mr Lord.