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Cargill to re-build animal feed plant in US

Cargill will rebuild its feed mill in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania that was destroyed by a fire on Feb. 12, 2010. The mill, known as the Letterkenny Feed Depot, was burned to the ground. According to Cargill officials, the rebuild will include many upgrades to the mill's capabilities.

According to Rob Sheffer, regional general manager for Cargill Animal Nutrition, Cargill has maintained its entire customer base by providing service to Letterkenny customers via its other production facilities in Lebanon and Martinsburg, Pa.

Construction of the new mill is expected to commence in September, with feed manufacturing production going online by next spring. The new mill will possess an annual production capacity in excess of 100,000 tons and be equipped with upgraded features, including a computerised batch-mixing system, and fully automated grinding and receiving systems.

The facility also will have one of the most advanced short-mixing systems in the industry, featuring a computerised bar coding approach that tracks micro-ingredient levels used in preparing feed formulations.

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