JBS United and DeKalb Feeds have entered into a joint venture, Central Nutrition Services LLC, focusing on manufacturing livestock feeds and nutritional supplements for both JBS and DeKalb and their customers throughout the Midwest.
The venture takes advantage of an existing Frytown, Iowa, mill facility which DeKalb acquired in September 1996, and which has never been fully utilized. According to Doug Webel, COO of JBS, the mill can be operated more efficiently and cost-effectively by combining the companies' efforts.
The facility also includes a large warehouse space and office space, which will allow the new company to grow and accommodate more production, according to the partners. The mill’s central location is expected to allow JBS to react to customer needs more effectively and efficiently.