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J.D. Heiskell & Co. acquires Land O'Lakes feed mills

J.D. Heiskell & Company, a grain and commodity trading and feed manufacturing business, has purchased the Land O'Lakes Purina Feed facilities in Twin Falls and Gooding, Idaho.

Officials of the Tulare, California based company said the acquisition is consistent with their long-term strategic plans and commitment to growing its direct dairy-producer business in the region.
They indicated the ownership transition should be “relatively seamless for employees, customers and the communities.”
“We understand there is always anxiety created by transactions like these in the local communities,” J.D. Heiskell & Co. Chairman Scot Hillman said. “Our goal is to make the ownership transition as smooth and seamless as possible for all concerned.”
Officials of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed indicated the sale of the two facilities - primarily involved in bulk dairy and commodity blending and directly serving dairy producers in Idaho and part of Utah - reflects the company’s strategic emphasis on value-added animal nutrition products and serving as the preferred wholesale supplier to local cooperatives and dealers.
J.D. Heiskell’s current operations include livestock feed manufacturing and trans-loading facilities in seven states in the west of the US, including a feed manufacturing facility in Wendell, Idaho, a storage facility in Bliss, Idaho and a joint venture grain rolling facility in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Dick Ziggers

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