Wisconsin-based Insight FS has broken ground on a new feed mill in Brandon, Wisconsin.

“Our new, automated feed mill will bring Insight FS into compliance with new federal regulations while benefiting farmers with gained efficiency,” said Insight FS Feed Marketing Manager Steve Hellenbrand in a press release. “We have always put our customers first and they were a priority throughout this entire project.”

Potential production for the new feed mill will be 37,500 tons per year. The project will include an auto-micro mixing station, computerized Repete system, a four-ton drop bottom mixer, and a state-of-the-art dust collection system.

“We know the importance of employee safety in feed mills,” Hellenbrand said. “This new mill is an exciting addition to the Insight FS system for that reason and many others including additional delivery route capabilities and bulk and bagged storage capacity.”

The new mill is expected to cost $4 million to 5 million, and is scheduled to be completed January 1, 2018. The mill will employ 12 people and serve Insight FS customers in southern Wisconsin.

Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK system. GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agronomy, energy, feed, facility planning, risk management, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing, in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. FS nutritionists specialize in the dietary needs and productivity of dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep, equine, swine, poultry, rabbits and companion animals.