Feed mills with top safety records — in terms of both employee safety and feed quality — say it starts with a clear commitment from management. In other words, you have to walk the walk and talk the talk. In this article representatives from Southern States Cooperative, Hi-Pro Feeds and Wenger Feeds offer their advice for gaining employee buy-in.
Just a few years ago, online education was changing how colleges teach students. Now the movement is maturing into a model better described as distance learning, and it’s coming—soon—to your feed mill.
How to speak to the public about sustainability Sustainability It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days, but many of the discussions have little in common. By Cindy Snyder Cindy Snyder is a freelance agribusiness writer based in Idaho. Dreamstime These days it seems tha
El camión se dirige hacia una tolva de alimento en la granja y empieza a descargar, hasta que descubre que es la tolva equivocada, la granja equivocada o el alimento equivocado. Un error de este tipo puede resultar muy costoso tanto para el productor como para la planta de alimentos, pero ¿de quién es la culpa?
A wave of feed mill construction is underway at universities around the country. Auburn University officially opened its new feed mill in November 2012, Kansas State University expects to complete construction of its new mill in late April, and the University of California at Davis hopes to begin work on a new mill early in the fall of 2013.
Automated feed ordering can reduce errors and improve efficiency, but as with anything, there are pros and cons to consider. Benefits such as flexibility, increased customer interaction, mobile apps and overall cost savings may make it the best choice for everyone in the end.
Standlee Hay is best known for growing and marketing premium Western forages for the domestic market. The company also makes cubes and pellets for the large animal market. Market research and product differentiation has helped Standlee Hay succeed in the small companion pet food market.
These days, feed manufacturers are increasingly finding themselves defending their industry in the midst of heated discussions about sustainability and how best to feed the world. Although it is not always easy to find the right words to explain the complex feed industry to the lay person, here are five points to remember next time someone complains about environmental degradation caused by the livestock and feed manufacturing industries.
Feed mill manufacturers have grown used to worrying about whether rail cars will be available to bring feed ingredients to the mill and if trucks leaving the mill are legally loaded. Those headaches aren’t likely to disappear in 2012, but mill managers may find themselves trying to sort out a new logistics problem resulting from a new federal law that – at first glance – doesn’t seem to have much to do with feed.