New Zealand dairy feeds specialist


Seales Stockfood has reported purchasing a large industrial site south of Tokoroa on North Island on which to build a 200,000 tonnes per year feedmill, along with a 30,000 tonnes bulk store for imported protein meals. Seales's base in the Waikato region of New Zealand puts it at the heart of the country's dairying, with almost 2 million cows within 160 kilometres of the factory. Currently manufacturing some 55,000 tonnes per year of pelleted compound feeds for ruminants and another 2,000 tonnes of organic feeds for laying hens, last year the company commissioned a new state-of-the-art feedmill rated at 90,000 tonnes/year at its home base in Morrinsville and also retrofitted an existing plant to automate and expand it to 15-16 tonnes/hour. The new $30-35 million dollar facility in Tokoroa will allow Seales to increase its dairy nutrition capacity to approximately 300,000 tonnes per annum.