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Nation's Largest Start-Up Feed Mill Completed

07/11/17

Todd & Sargent, Inc. has recently completed construction of a 49,000 square foot facility in Ozark, AL for Wayne Farms LLC.  This $200 million two-in-one poultry feed mill is officially the nation's largest start-up feedmill and has a production capacity of 25,000 tons per week.  This mill was built due to the growing demand for poultry in the U.S. and supports three chicken processing plants in nearby Dothan, Union Springs and Jack, AL.

 

Some features of this new facility include:

Receiving Systems: Rail receiving for corn rated at 50,000 BPH, Rail receiving for soft stocks rated at 17,500 CFH, Truck receiving rated at 14,000 CFH/280 TPH

Ingredient Storage Bins: 28 ingredient bins to mixers - 5,400 tons, 6 pellet mill surge bins - 656 tons, 30 bulk loadout bins - 6,000 tons with dual driveways

Whole Grain Storage: 1 million bushel capacity

Soybean Meal Storage: 4,200 tons

Dual Batching: 162 TPH system capacity, Dual 10 ton mixers, Two 20 bin micro ingredient system

Pelleting:  270TPH, 3 pellet lines each providing 90 TPH, 3 pellet mills, each with dual conditioners, horizontal coolers, and a crumbler

Support Systems: Complete plant automation, electrical and mechanical installation

 

Wayne Farms is the sixth largest poultry operation in the United States with eleven facilities located in the Southeast.  The new plant will employ about 88 local workers and replaces three of Wayne Farms' aging feed mills in DeFuniak Springs, FL, Troy, AL and Enterprise, AL.