Australian canola crushing business MSM milling continues to add to its business with the completion of its state of the art livestock feed pelletising plant in August. The company looked continue its diversification into livestock feeds, increasing its already established stockfeed exports to New Zealand and Asia. The feed mill, a joint venture with Manildra began construction in August 2013.
Talking about the feed mill, they said “It’s allowed us to value add to our canola meal to produce protein and energy dense pellets, employ extra staff and access new export markets. MSM Milling is dedicated to re-investing in our plant, providing vital employment in a regional setting, as well as markets for our farmers.”
“Our much anticipated feed mill swung into action in August, a year after construction work started on the multi-million dollar project. Once fully operational the plant will produce more than 100,000 tonnes of energy and protein dense livestock pellets each year and employ up to 15 staff.“
“The pellets are made using our existing canola meal and oil products, as well as products from the Manildra Flour Mill and local wheat and barley.“
“There’s already been strong interest in the product in New Zealand as well as from farmers in the Central West of NSW. The development is an outstanding example of MSM’s dedication to continuous re-investment and improvement.”
Canola meal, a by-product of the crushing operation, has traditionally been sold in bulk to dairy, beef and poultry producers as a high protein feed supplement, but is now also key ingredient for the new stockfeed mill.
The company also has a similar pellet feed mill under construction, to be completed by Manildra at its Nowra district starch and ethanol plant next year the feed mill is expected to produce about 300,000 tonnes per annum.