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Fieldale Farms

Fieldale Farms in Baldwin, Georgia, USA is a family-owned fully integrated farm, which means all parts of the chain in poultry production are in their own hands. This is from hatching egg production up until cut-up ready to cook poultry meat in the supermarket. Feed manufacturing is also incorporated in the integrated formula. All About Feed editor Dick Ziggers went to Baldwin and visited their feed mill.

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  • Fieldale operates two mills in Baldwin. This is the latest one, established in 1999.

    Fieldale operates two mills in Baldwin. This is the latest one, established in 1999.

  • Ann Vann (LEFT, QC-manager) and Emory Forester (director feed milling) control the day-to-day production of feed in mills in Baldwin.

    Ann Vann (LEFT, QC-manager) and Emory Forester (director feed milling) control the day-to-day production of feed in mills in Baldwin.

  • An employee is opening the slides of a train cart for unloading corn.

    An employee is opening the slides of a train cart for unloading corn.

  • Within minutes a train cart is emptied in the underground receiving area.

    Within minutes a train cart is emptied in the underground receiving area.

  • From the top of the mill there is a magnificent view towards the train carts waiting to be emptied.

    From the top of the mill there is a magnificent view towards the train carts waiting to be emptied.

  • The older feed mills of Fieldale Farms adjacent to the head office is only a stone’s throw away.

    The older feed mills of Fieldale Farms adjacent to the head office is only a stone’s throw away.

  • With elevators the single raw materials are transported to the top of the building to start transformation to animal feed

    With elevators the single raw materials are transported to the top of the building to start transformation to animal feed

  • A complex system of pipes is guiding the raw materials to their bins.

    A complex system of pipes is guiding the raw materials to their bins.

  • This Hayes and Stolz mixer can take ten tons of feed mix at one time

    This Hayes and Stolz mixer can take ten tons of feed mix at one time

  • The conditioners for the feed mix are situated on a separate floor

    The conditioners for the feed mix are situated on a separate floor

  • Two 9700 CPM pellet mills are taking care of 10,000 tons per week output

    Two 9700 CPM pellet mills are taking care of 10,000 tons per week output

  • The hot pellets are cooled down to ambient temperature with a Geelen counterflow cooler

    The hot pellets are cooled down to ambient temperature with a Geelen counterflow cooler

  • Fieldale’s 26 trucks deliver 750 loads per week to the farms. Every truck can hold 24 tons. Some 48 truckers keep the vehicles on the road in two shifts

    Fieldale’s 26 trucks deliver 750 loads per week to the farms. Every truck can hold 24 tons. Some 48 truckers keep the vehicles on the road in two shifts

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